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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3161H: Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Introduction to commercial law
  • Sources of international commercial sales: English law and SOGA 1979, Incoterms, CIF and FOB contracts, 1980 Vienna Convention on International sale of goods
  • Creation of the contract: incorporation of standard terms and transport obligations
  • Transfer of risk and property
  • Seller’s duty re the goods and documents
  • Bills of lading
  • Letters of credit
  • Rejection and remedies for breach of contract

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching 44 x 1 hour tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching 2211 x 2 hour lectures
Guided independent study84Reading and preparing for tutorials
Guided independent study40Researching and writing essays

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).