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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module LAW52730: International Sales Law

Department: Law

LAW52730: International Sales Law

Type Open Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Available in 2007/08
Tied to


  • None


  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • to provide an advanced study of international transactions, and the rights and liabilities of the various parties involved in these transactions.


  • an examination and analysis of the Convention on International Sale of Goods with comparative references to English domestic law;
  • an introduction to basic concepts of the law of agency;
  • an examination of marine insurance;
  • financing the transaction: bankers' commercial credits; conformity of documents.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • an in-depth knowledge of Conventions and English domestic law which are relevant to international contracts, insurance and finance;
  • students will develop a critical understanding of the relevant policy issues and an appreciation of the complex web of contractual relationships required in international commercial trade.
Subject-specific Skills:
Key Skills:

    Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

    Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

    Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
    Seminars 15 Week with a few reading weeks 2 30
    Preparation and Reading 270
    Total 300

    Summative Assessment

    Component: Written Examination Component Weighting: 100%
    Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
    Three hour written examination. Students are permitted to take printed or written materials into the examination. 3 hours 100%

    Formative Assessment:

    One assignment of approximately 2,000 words.

    Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University