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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3017C: Land Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are

  • to provide you with a clear and in-depth understanding of different types of rights in land, and of the rules and principles governing acquisition and transfer of such rights;
  • to provide you with an understanding of the social and political dimensions of some aspects of land law;
  • to provide you with opportunities to develop legal skills

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Identify and define various rights that exist in relation to land.
2. Explain and apply principles and rules governing land law.
3. Critically assess the present state of aspects of land law in social and political contexts.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of complex and technical legal concepts and principles.
5. Identify key elements of legal problems and select appropriate methods for investigating and evaluating them.
6. Select and present in a coherent way relevant law and legal / theoretical arguments.
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts.
8. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently, a range of library-based and electronic resources.
9. Reflect upon your own skills development and set and achieve skills development goals.