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MN10529: Law in context

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX100
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take MN10442. This unit is only available to students on the BSc Accounting & Finance and the BSc Businesss Administration.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to fundamental legal concepts which affect businesses and the ways in which they function and to examine in particular the context of contract and tort law. To understand the special terms and language used in law and its application in the context of business usage.

Learning Outcomes:
On completing this unit students will be able to:
* understand the law relevant to contracts and torts, and the structure of the courts through which legal rights are enforced;
* understand contract terms, and the implications for the parties;
* consider the liability of businesses and individuals in respect of relevant areas of tort law including negligence;
Students are given a standard set of contract terms and a business context which forms the basis of the coursework exercise and the examination.

Students will further develop their presentational skills and ability to present both in verbal and written coursework and discussion.
The student will be taught to use legal method in gathering and analysing relevant criteria and applying them in assessments. Lectures are supplemented by small group tutorials which are an essential part of the course and the acquisition of essential skills.

The legal aspects of the course will introduce concepts of legal systems and in particular the key elements of creating a valid contract, its terms and how to deal with breaches, with the emphasis being on the use of legal terms which are in general usage in the business world and the ability to analyse and explain the relevant principles.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10529 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.