Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Land Law
Academic Year
Semester 2
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Semester Assessment Statement of Argument  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Statement of Argument  (2500 words)  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

​1. Explain the legal principles applying to Land Law.

2. Analyse factual scenarios relating to land law and apply the principles of land law to those scenarios.

3. Undertake independent research on aspects of the law and engage with debate and different views on the current law, possible problems and possible reforms.

4. Be able to argue the application of the law to parties in dispute – presenting each party’s case and evaluating which is the more persuasive argument.

5. Be able to communicate the results in writing effectively at an academic level using the relevant terminology and appropriate citation of material.

6. Understand well-established principles of land law, and of the way in which those principles have developed.

Brief description

This is a SRA and BSC exemption subject. It aims to introduce students to the essential principles of Land ownership in England and Wales, and the rights, and the enforceability of the rights of others over land, including the equitable co-owner, the lessee the mortgagee, the covenantee and the owner of the dominant tenement for the purposes of granting an easement.


1. What is land?
2. What are the concerns of land law?
3. Ownership and co-ownership of land
4. Leases
5. Mortgages
6. Easements
7. Covenants

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Preparation for, and discussion, in seminars.
Improving own Learning and Performance Seminar work: preparation and group discussions. Formative assessments by way of in class practice sessions.
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 5