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Postgraduate Course: Principles of Insurance Law (LAWS11201)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is designed to introduce students to the general principles of insurance law in the UK. This will include an overview of a range of topics which comprise the subject of insurance law, including insurable interest, the law of misrepresentation, breach of warranty, non-disclosure of material facts, the indemnity principle, subrogation, the proximate cause principle and European Insurance Law. Where relevant, the course will distinguish between English law and Scots law.

This course is particularly suitable for students who would like to understand the principles and rules that regulate the insurance and reinsurance industries and insurance brokers and agents. This is particularly important in the context of international trade, carriage of goods by air, rail, sea and road as well as in respect of shipping and admiralty.

Students from this course go on to work in insurance firms, shipping companies, large commercial firms and reinsurance.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Contract (LAWS10078) AND Commercial Law (LAWS10086)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One essay (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have:
(a) a general understanding of the areas of insurance law discussed in the course;
(b) a detailed and specific knowledge of some particular areas of insurance law within this broader framework;
(c) an understanding of major insurance law issues and debates;
(d) developed skills of reading and critical analysis enabling them to evaluate the work of insurance law scholars;
(f) developed written and oral skills, including the clear and succinct expression of ideas; and
(f) a basic grounding in research skills and techniques in insurance law.
Reading List
Students are recommended to read Chapter 6 of Commercial Law in Scotland (W Green, Edinburgh, 2016) by F Davidson, D Garrity, L Richardson and L Macgregor.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements The contribution of a legal practitioner specialising in insurance law for 4 or 5 seminars will be required.
KeywordsInsurance law,Commercial law,EC law
Course organiserMr David Cabrelli
Tel: (0131 6)50 2068
Course secretaryMs Olivia Hayes
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588
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