Postgraduate Course: Company Law (LAWS11016)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to give students a broad understanding of United Kingdom corporate law, including current changes; where appropriate, reference will be made to the position in Europe. The course seeks to develop awareness of the interaction between theory and practice, and the complex issues involved in balancing the needs of business and the community. It encourages students to consider the problems involved.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
The course will be assessed by two essays, as follows:
1) 4000 Word Essay (40%)
The first essay is worth 40% of the final mark, with a maximum of 4,000 words in length.
2) 6000 Word Essay (60%)
The second essay is worth 60% of the final mark, with a maximum of 6,000 words in length.
||Feedback on the formative assessment may be provided in various formats, for example, to include written, oral, video, face-to-face, whole class, or individual. The course organiser will decide which format is most appropriate in relation to the nature of the assessment.
Feedback on both formative and summative in-course assessed work will be provided in time to be of use in subsequent assessments within the course.
Feedback on the summative assessment will be provided in written form via Learn, the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A general understanding of the areas of corporate law discussed in the course;
- A detailed and specific knowledge of some particular areas of law within this broader framework;
- An introduction to major corporate law issues and debates; and
- A basic grounding in research skills and techniques in corporate law.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Company law,corporate law
|Course organiser||Mr Parker Hood
Tel: (0131 6)50 2048
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Ayre
Tel: (0131 6)50 2002