Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
The Law of E-Commerce
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 11 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2000 word essay  34%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   66%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 Hours  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, students should be able to critically evaluate the legal issues raised by electronic commerce in the context of the business environment. Students, with no previous legal experience will be able to assess and coment informatively on the legal implications of electronic marketing, electronic contracting, electronic sales to consumers as well as related data protection and intellectual property issues.


The main aims of the module are:

1) To introduce and develop an understanding of the key legal issues raised by electronic commerce, in relation to business and management;
2) To develop the students knowledge of the legal implications of conducting business in the electronic environment; and
3) To complement the knowledge as well as practical and technical skills obtained from the related business and e-commerce modules on the MSc Econ (e-Commerce) programme with a fundamental awareness of the law regulating to electronic commercial practice within the UK and Europe.


This module is at CQFW Level 7