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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2004B: Contract Law

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Craig Newbery-Jones (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


In this module, you will examine the English law of contract. Attention will be paid to the characteristics of contract, the nature, purposes and approaches of contract law, the nature and requirements of contractual agreement, consideration and other requirements for enforceability of contracts, terms and interpretation of contracts, vitiating factors and remedies. Traditionally, contract law alongside tort law is the ‘law of obligations’ and therefore an important part of everyday life for individuals, businesses and even public agencies. Knowledge and understanding of contract law is imperative in a variety of theoretical and practical dispute resolution and problem solving contexts. The emphasis of the module is therefore on applying the rules, principles and concepts of contract law to problems, while considering the practical consequences to contextualise the law.

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