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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW3270 Land Law

20 creditsClass Size: 64

Module manager: Mr Adam Baker

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW2270Land Law

This module is not approved as a discovery module


By the end of the module, students should have a knowledge of the key concepts, principles and rules in land law.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- competently identify, state and analyse concepts, principles and rules of land law;
- utilise appropriate terminology and reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of issues relating to land law;
- recognise the political, economic and social contexts in which land law has developed, and continues to develop;
- acknowledge and reflect upon the different intellectual perspectives that have been applied to land law;
- identify, locate and critically evaluate legal research in the area of land law;
- demonstrate the ability to speak-clearly and cogently about land law within a group environment.


General principles and concepts
Ownership of the family home
The family home: disputes over sale
Leasehold estates and licences
Leasehold obligations
Proprietary rights and purchasers
Squatting; Human rights

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours153.50
Total Contact hours46.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading in preparation for seminars, an assessed presentation, a final exam and a (formative) problem question to be completed under exam conditions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring via seminar performance. Progress is also monitored by participation in a formative essay and in revision sessions after the end of formal teaching.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written WorkOpen Book Assessment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 09:50:04


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