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MN10354: An introduction to law

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX80OT20
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail data for this unit is currently being updated as a change has been approved. Updated assessment information will be published here shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this module you cannot take MN10442 OR take MN10078 OR take CE20094
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
By the end of this unit, students will have a basic understanding of some areas of law.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit, students should be able to identify the structure and workings of the English legal system and be able to apply the knowledge of law that they have gained to their own personal experience.

Skills:
Intellectual
* Analysis TFA
* Knowledge gain TFA
Professional
* Ethics T
Practical
* Knowledge gain TFA
Key skills
* Literacy and language TFA
* Computer skills FA
* Numeracy skills FA

Content:
English Legal System:
* Separation of Powers
* Sources of law: Primary and Delegated legislation and Common law
* Parliamentary Sovereignty
* Law reform
* The structure of the courts, the doctrine of judicial precedent, tribunals and ADR Professional and lay personnel.
Contract Law:
* An introduction to contract law
* Essentials of a contract
* Structure of a contract and Terms.
* Implied terms, consumer law
* Remedies
Tort Law:
* An introduction to tort law
* Defamation
* Trespass
* Negligence
* Remedies
Weekly 2 hour lectures, the lectures also allow the students to raise any questions as they arise.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10354 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take either as a Director of Studies approved option within their programme of study or as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

MN10354 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics (Year 1)
  • UHES-AAB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHES-ACB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AFB30 : BSc(Hons) Politics and International Relations (Year 1)
  • UHPL-AAB30 : BSc(Hons) Politics and International Relations with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHPL-AKB30 : BSc(Hons) Politics and International Relations with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UHPL-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics (Year 1)
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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