Contract Law and Consumer Rights - BUSN5009

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Sue Tarrant checkmark-circle


The law affects how we conduct business in the real world and online. You'll gain an understanding of how the law governs business transactions; what is required for legally compliant contracts; the obligations and responsibilities that can arise in commerce, and how businesses can avoid legal disputes.

We make the law accessible by enabling you to apply the legal knowledge you gain to business-related client disputes. By learning how to analyse and argue legal issues, you'll become more confident in solving problems based on clear thinking and evidence, as well as expressing and defending your ideas across different audiences. By becoming aware of those parts of the law that you are most likely to encounter in your future careers, you’ll better understand the legal obligations you have to others, and those they, in turn, have to you.


Contact hours

Private study hours: 111
Total contact hours: 39
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Problem Question- Essay (2500 words) (40%)
Examination, 2 Hour (60%)

Reassessment methods
100% examination

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the English Legal System and its various sources of law
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the routes to dispute resolution in the English Legal System, including the court system and alternative dispute resolution methods
- Understand and critically evaluate the role of contract law in facilitating and regulating the formation of business transactions.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the impact of consumer protection legislation in the UK

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Synthesise information and apply multi-faceted concepts to business situations, paying careful attention to detail.
- Apply enhanced problem-solving skills to analyse and resolve issues that arise in the course of carrying out business.
- Develop an enhanced ability to structure and formulate reasoned and persuasive arguments, and defend a position effectively.
- Undertake personal responsibility and self-discipline in studying independently


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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