Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Land Law for GDL Students
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
LP30105, LP30220, LP30320, LP30420, LP30520, LP30720, LP30820, LP30920
Mutually Exclusive
GF36100, GF36130, LA36100, LA36130
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 40 Hours Total
Seminars / Tutorials 8 x 2 Hours Total
Other Self test questions on Blackboard


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  of 1,000 words  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  80%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  if element failed  20%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  if element failed  80%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Be able to explain the legal principles relating to land law.
2. Be able to analyse factual scenarios relating to land law and apply the principles of law to those scenarios.
3. Show evidence of having completed legal research in order to engage with legal debates and social and other responses to issues of land law from local, national and international perspectives and to recognise the impact of political, media and popular opinion on the law.
4. Show evidence of an ability to analyse a diverse range of legal materials and scholarly legal works and to integrate them to form new perspectives, theories or solutions to legal problems.
5. Show evidence of being able to assimilate information and to organise information in a way that indicates an awareness of the arguments in favour and against a proposition, and to be able to use those arguments in order to reason a conclusion and to justify how that conclusion was arrived at.
6. Be able to communicate results (orally and in writing) concisely and effectively at an academic level in English and/or Welsh using the relevant legal terminology correctly.
7. Be able to apply knowledge to the resolution of theoretical and practical problems

Brief description

This module will introduce students to the concept of land law and of ownership of land at law and in equity. It will explain the creation and existence of rights in and over land - both one's own land, and that belonging to another - such as leases and mortgages, as well as other third party rights in land. The course will also provide an overview of the legal aspects of the conveyancing process.

Throughout the module, students will be able develop their capacity to research and present legal knowledge, and to build on their existing knowledge to develop reasoned and substantiated argument, both orally and in writing.

A key aim of this module is to provide students with one of the foundations of legal knowledge that is required by those seeking to enter the legal professions.


  • Introduction
  • What is Land?
  • What are the concerns of Land Law?
  • Ownership of land
  • Rights over land belonging to another person
  • The recognition of ownership and non-ownership rights
  • Co-ownership
  • Leases
  • Mortgages
  • Easements
  • Covenants
  • Conveyancing

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Preparation for, and discussion, in seminars.
Improving own Learning and Performance Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.
Information Technology Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.
Personal Development and Career planning Learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in the legal profession.
Problem solving Preparation for and discussion of problem-solving questions in seminars.
Research skills Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.
Subject Specific Skills Legal research: use of specifically designed legal databases as a resource for statute and case law.
Team work Seminar work: preparation and group discussions.


This module is at CQFW Level 6