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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

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
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James McDougall
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Online Guided independent study 162
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 Week 8 HOURS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1~2~3~4~5~6 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW0110 - Obligations 1