Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Introduction to Business Law

Course summary

Course code: LAW1200
Level: 4
Credits: 30
School: Business Faculty
Department: International Bus and Economics
Course Coordinator(s): Michael Ottley


Pre and co requisites



This course is an introductory course in law, designed to equip students with the requisite knowledge
and skills to study law throughout their programme.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course successfully you will be able to:
 Understand the mechanics of the Legal system of England and Wales
 Understand what a contract is, and how it is formed.
 Explain what a term of a contract is, and distinguish between different types of term
 Appreciate the role the law of tort plays in business liability
 Understand the tort of negligence
 Appreciate the legal significance of a company and a partnership.

Indicative content

 The legal system of England and Wales
 Formation of the contract
 Terms ‐ express and implied, conditions and warranties
 Exclusion clauses
 The Law of Torts: negligence (including negligent misstatement)
 Remedies
 Introduction to the law relating to companies and partnerships

Teaching and learning activity

Lectures, seminars, library exercises and class discussions.
Learning Time (1 credit = 10 hours)
Scheduled contact hours:
Note: include in scheduled time: project
supervision, demonstrations, practical
classes and workshops, supervised time in
studio or workshop, scheduled lab work ,
fieldwork, external visits.
Lectures 24
seminars 24
supervised practical sessions
formative assessment
other scheduled time
Guided independent study
Note: include in guided independent study
preparation for scheduled sessions, follow
up work, wider reading or practice, revision
Independent coursework 100
Independent laboratory work
other non‐scheduled time 152
Placements & year abroad Work placements
Work based learning
Year abroad
Other placement
Total hours (’Should be equal to credit x 10’) 300


Coursework 1 - 20%. Pass mark 40%. 1000 words. An essay/scenario based question on the early parts of the course, in particular the English legal system and the formation of a contract.

Coursework 2 - 30%. Pass mark 40%. 1500 words. Essay/scenario question based on contract/tort.

Exam - 50% weighting. Pass mark 40%. 2 hours. Two questions on topics not previously assessed by coursework.