REMF32-Introduction to Law

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Ray Duncan

Email: r.g.duncan@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a conceptual understanding of the legal environment in which real estate operates within the UK. Specifically students will gain a systematic appreciation of how English law shapes the rights and obligations which attach to owners and occupiers of real property.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Assessable outcomes
-a practical understanding of the basic principles of the law of contract and tort, and the rules governing interests in land and their acquisition;
-a critical awareness of how these principles impact on the ownership and occupation of real estate.

Additional outcomes:
Additional outcomes
-a significant contribution to the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, in particular problem-solving by the application of legal rules to complex and detailed factual situations
-development of the ability to analyse problems in a systematic manner and to communicate conclusions clearly and concisely to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Outline content:
-English Legal System
-Law of Contract
-Law of Tort
-Interests in land and their acquisition

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course will comprise of lecture/seminars. Students will be expected to read in advance of each session and to prepare answers to problem questions for class discussion.



Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 17
Seminars 7
Guided independent study 76
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
The course will include a written assignment (comprising a problem question with a strict word limit of 2500 words).

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
Not applicable.

Requirements for a pass:
The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module’s original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
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4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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