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MN10354: An introduction to law - contract, tort and ELS

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
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: EX 100%
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 MN10002 or take MN10007 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. They should have an understanding of contract law and of tort law.

* Analysis TFA
* Knowledge gain TFA
* Ethics T
* Knowledge gain TFA
Key skills
* Literacy and language TFA
* Computer skills FA
* Numeracy skills FA

An introduction to the English legal system. The structure of the courts and the doctrine of precedent. Professional and lay involvement in the system. Primary and delegated legislation. The power of the police to stop and search; police procedure on arrest; the rights of the detained person; detention, European law.
An introduction to contract law. Essential terms of a contract, capacity, terms and structure of a contract. Implied terms, consumer law. Exclusion clauses, damages
An introduction to tort law. Negligence. Duty of care, breach of duty and damages. Remedies.
Regular weekly seminars will allow the student to bring up any questions raised in lectures.
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:

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* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
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