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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015B: The Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:


  • Introduction to Tort
  • Trespass to Person
  • Trespass to Land
  • Private Nuisance
  • Rylands v Fletcher
  • Public Nuisance
  • Defamation
  • Privacy
  • Introduction to Negligence
  • Duty of Care
  • Psychiatric Harm
  • Public Bodies
  • Omissions
  • Financial Loss
  • Breach
  • Causation of Damage
  • Remoteness of Damage              
  • Defences            
  • Vicarious Liability

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 Activity5522 x 2.5 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study151Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study94Assessment preparation

Online Resources

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