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Course Overview

The Advanced Property Law course offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of a variety of topics in English property law of contemporary importance  covering topics such as fixtures and chattels, trusts of land, proprietary estoppel, and adverse possession, to extend students’ knowledge and critical analysis of the property law of England and Wales.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marta Iljadica

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Law (LS)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course provides an in-depth, critical study of certain topics in the law of real property in England and Wales and, where relevant, equity. An indicative list of topics (in order to account for contemporary legal developments and debates) that the course may cover is below.

  1. The classification of objects as 'land'
  2. Land and control: nuisance, trespass and privacy
  3. Co-ownership and the trust of land
  4. The origins and nature of overreaching
  5. Adverse possession in registered and unregistered land
  6. Adverse possession, prescription and criminalisation
  7. Constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 2 hour examination (75%), 2500 word essay (25%).

Resit: Normally, no resit is available.

Formative Assessment

Essay, discussions in seminars and seminar preparation.


Written feedback will be provided on formative and summative essays.  Regular, open and constructive feedback will be given in seminars. In providing feedback regard will be had to the University and School feedback policies.

Course Learning Outcomes


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