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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2810 Business and the Legal Environment

20 creditsClass Size: 140

Module manager: James Brooks

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1030Contract Law
LAW1045English Law: System, Contexts and Methods
LAW1095Introduction to Company Law

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary



This module aims to introduce students to the key elements of the UK legal system as it affects businesses and consumers. The module explores how legislation and case law are used to analyse and determine legal disputes.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- describe the way the legal system is organized and identify key legal concepts
- explain negligence, contract and company law at an introductory level
- distinguish and interpret legislation and case law

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Subject specific:
- Identify the law relevant to a situation, apply that law and draw conclusions about the implications for management.

- demonstrate problem solving skills
- communicate in writing


Includes coverage of the key elements of the legal system, the law of negligence, the law of contract, the law of agency and the law relating to business organisations such as sole traders, partnerships, and companies.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours170.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment2,000 words.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 3 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 23/05/2022


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