Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Commercial Law
Academic Year
Semester 1
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  2500 Words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  2500 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of Commercial Law and detailed knowledge of the topics covered.

2. Demonstrate critically the ability to explain and apply relevant statute and case law authority.

3. Analyse factual scenarios and critically identify relevant material facts and the law applicable.

4. Critically evaluate the legal provisions covered in the module.

5. Analyse and evaluate critically the law’s response to changes in commercial activity over time.

Brief description

Commercial Law forms the background against which society functions. It is essential to the operation of the business world. The study of Commercial Law will provide the student with an insight into a vital area of modern legal study.
In order to facilitate this, the Commercial Law module deals with topics ranging from the most fundamental commercial transaction, the sale of goods, to the challenges presented by modern commercial activity and the environments within which they operate.
The module aims to develop the student's understanding of the relevant principles of the substantive law: it also aims to further develop the student's skills in handling statutory material and case law.


An introduction to Commercial Law
Agency Law
Domestic Sales Law
International Sales
Insurance Contract Law
Innovative commercial models and related challenges

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Seminar discussions/activities develop individual and group presentation and oral argument (unassessed). Essay writing (assessed)
Improving own Learning and Performance Seminar participation and exam preparation develop different aspects of academic research, from understanding and referencing sources through the dissemination of ideas to others orally (unassessed), and developing written communication skills (assessed).
Information Technology Library and research skills are fundamental to preparation for seminars and assessed work.
Personal Development and Career planning Generic and transferrable skills including research, analysis and communication.
Problem solving Seminar discussion/preparation and debate
Research skills Research and preparation for seminars (unassessed) and assessments (assessed).
Subject Specific Skills Reading and understanding legal materials particular to Commercial Law.
Team work Group activities and discussion.


This module is at CQFW Level 6