Core Module Information
Module title: Obligations 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW07110
Module leader: James McDougall
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will learn about the law of contract and promise. You will learn about formation of contract, contractual validity, contractual terms, termination and breach of contract and the remedies available. The module ensures you will achieve an overall understanding of the principles and practice of Scots Law and the main differences having regard to UK, EU and international contracts. Throughout the module, practical experience of legal analysis and problem-solving will be used to enable you to grasp the relevance of the subject to the lives of individuals and businesses.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the fundamental nature of Promise and Contract
LO2: Define the principles relating to legal capacity, title to sue, formality and valid formation of contracts
LO3: Identify and explain different types of contract term and demonstrate legal knowledge with regard to the principles regulating the interpretation of such terms.
LO4: Explain the law relating to defective contracts, termination of contract, breach of contract and remedies.
LO5: Understand basic underlying social, professional, ethical and moral issues.
LO6: Conduct legal problem-solving tasks relevant to a legal professional.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James McDougall
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
Lectures, supported by material on WebCT, will be used to provide a knowledge base in the relevant subject matter for students. This contact time allows primarily for information giving including the key concepts in Contract Law, relevant case law, recent developments and good practice in drafting contracts. There will also be some opportunity for student questions and discussion. (LOs 1 to 4)
Tutorial time will require students to undertake prior reading and preparatory problem-solving analysis to facilitate group work, student presentation work (formative assessment) and tutor led discussion in class contact time which is used to explore concepts in detail and clarify points. (LOs 1 to 6)

Assessment (formative and summative)
The written coursework assessment will be a legal problem solving exercise. Problem solving is a fundamental skill for a law student and the subject area of obligations lends itself very well to problem solving. The problem will be based around a fictitious but realistic scenario that will require students to identify a range of legal issues and propose appropriate solutions. (LOs 1-3 and 6)
The final examination will assess the achievement of all the modular learning outcomes (summative assessment; LOs 1 to 6). Students will be permitted to take un-annotated legislation into the exam.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Students will undertake group work and develop their oral communication skills in tutorial classes. They will also be required to undertake research and reading for both coursework and tutorial preparation utilising both library and online resources.

Research/ teaching linkages.
This will occur in preparation for and participation in tutorials and the undertaking of coursework assignments. Students will be encouraged to investigate and research Contract law cases and relevant textbooks and to compile good notes of their own to assist th

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,3,6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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