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Postgraduate Course: Company Law (LAWS11016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Principles of Corporate Finance Law (LAWS11357)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  50
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 352 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Summative Assessment:
(*Component marks will contribute toward student¿s final course mark/grade).

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 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a general understanding of the areas of corporate law discussed in the course;
  2. Evidence detailed and specific knowledge of some particular areas of law within this broader framework;
  3. Prove their knowledge of an introduction to major corporate law issues and debates;
  4. Evince a basic grounding in research skills and techniques in corporate law.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCompany law,corporate law
Course organiserMr Parker Hood
Tel: (0131 6)50 2048
Course secretaryMiss Bethan Walters
Tel: (0131 6)50 2386
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