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LS2533: BUSINESS LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:15


Course Overview

This course is designed to provide non-LLB students with an understanding of the main issues in business law. Topics will cover elements of the Scottish law and legal system concerning Contract Law (including the unfair contract terms), Agency, Delict, Intellectual Property, Trusts, Partnership and Company Law.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Douglas Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Gaelic Language (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Music (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and European Legal Studies (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in French Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in German Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and German Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Spanish Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Spanish Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Economics (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Management Studies (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Accountancy (Hons) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is designed to provide non-LLB students with an understanding of the main issues in business law. Topics will cover elements of the Scottish law and legal system concerning Contract Law (including the Sale of Goods), Agency, Negligence, Intellectual Property,Trusts, Employment Law, Human Rights, Partnership and Company Law.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Accountancy Major
  • MA Accountancy
  • MA Accountancy-Finance

Contact Teaching Time

37 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and one piece of written work (1,000 words) (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and in course assessment (20% carried forward).

Formative Assessment

The students are presented with an opportunity to engage in a non-assessed written tutorial exercise which is handed in, marked and returned to the students with feedback before the scheduled assessed coursework is to be handed in.

Feedback

The students have a minimum of two opportunities to receive feedback from staff before their final exam. Firstly, there is feedback upon the non-assessed formative assessment represented by the written tutorial exercise. Secondly there is feedback provided upon the assessed coursework: this feedback takes two forms, a general feedback pointing out common errors which is posted on MyAberdeen, and, specific written feedback on the returned pieces of assessed coursework.

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