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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004C: Contract Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

• Formation of Contract (Formal Requirements; Offer and Acceptance)
• Consideration
• Intention to Create Legal Relations
• Certainty and the interpretation of contracts
• Privity of Contract
• Terms of the Contract
• Exception Clauses
• Performance and Breach
• Misrepresentation
• Mistake
• Unequal Bargaining (Duress; Undue Influence; Unconscionable Bargain)
• Frustration
• Illegality
• Remedies
• Negotiation

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 activity2020 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity189 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity10Workshop activities
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity1212 x 1 hr peer led ‘law firm’ meetings
Guided Independent Study88Lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study90Seminar and workshop preparation
Guided Independent Study12Formative essay preparation
Guided Independent Study50Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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