The aim of this module is to introduce learners to the key principles underlying contract law and tort law and provide them with a broad understanding as to how these principles operate in practice.
After completion of this module learners will be able to:
- Illustrate the elements necessary for the formation of a contract.
- Discuss the contents of a contract and how it might be vitiated.
- Explain how a contract might be terminated and what remedies are available.
- Evaluate the elements to the tort of negligence and other related torts.
- Examine the law on occupiers’ liability and nuisance.
- Explain the role of damages in tort and identify when tort claims might be statute barred.
|Session 1||Formation of a Contract: Part 1|
|Session 2||Formation of a Contract: Part 2|
|Session 3||Formal Requirements & Contractual Terms|
|Session 4||Vitiating Factors|
|Session 5||Termination of a Contract & Remedies|
|Session 6||Negligence: Part 1|
|Session 7||Negligence: Part 2|
|Session 8||Occupiers’ Liability & Nuisance|
|Session 9||Employers’ Liability & Vicarious Liability|
|Session 10||Damages & Limitation of Actions|
This module is delivered through online pre-recorded lectures. Each lecture session is approximately two hours in duration. Each session will be recorded.
After viewing each session, the learner will be required to complete a quiz. The module will be formally assessed by way of project work (approx. 1,500-2,000 words).