LAW41940 Advanced Contract Law 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

The purpose of this module is to look at the various vitiating factors that might apply to a contract. It then goes on to consider the various remedies available where there has been a breach of contract.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to identify, explain and apply the basic principles of law in relation to the vitiating factors that apply to contracts and the various remedies that apply following a breach of contract. In particular students should have developed an ability to analyse factual situations and determine the relevant principles of contract law that are applicable to the resolution of problems raised. They should be able to support their answers by reference to relevant case law and statute. As postgraduates, students should be able to discuss and analyse the central doctrines of the modern law of contract and to reflect upon the principal controversies associated with these doctrines.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
2 hour weekly lecture. Seminars involving active student participation. Critical skills developed through submitting compulsory written work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW41950 - Advanced Contract Law 1

LAW10350 - Contract: Vitiating Factors, LAW40800 - Contract Law in 21st Century

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 1500 word written assignment. Week 8 n/a Graded No


Examination: Two hour end of Semester written exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Post assessment feedback given to the students in the next available seminar.

Name Role
Mr Andrew Woods Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 13:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 30 Wed 09:00 - 10:50