JUR5260 – English Law of Contract
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
New course code starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the website for JUS5260 – English Law of Contract (the course now gives 10 credits).
The course focuses on selected aspects of English contractual law. These aspects include the central rules on formation of contracts (i.e., rules on offer, acceptance, consideration and intention to create legal relations), rules on defining the express and implied terms of a contract, agreements to modify terms, and certain defences to contract formation (primarily rules on misrepresentation).
The course deals also with rules on breach of contract, the remedies available for breach, the law relating to damages, and the doctrine of frustration. Some consideration is also given to the rights of third-party beneficiaries to a contract.
From the course, one gains an elementary understanding of central elements of English contract law. In particular, one learns the basic rules and principles governing the formation, interpretation and termination of contracts. See further ‘Detailed course information’ regarding reading requirements and syllabus.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams
they wish to sign up for by registering a study plan in StudentWeb.
You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.
International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Three years of law studies.
- 10 credits overlap with JUR1260 – English Law of Contract (BA)
- 15 credits overlap with VALENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUXENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUTENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with MARLENGCON – English Law of Contract (discontinued)
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
This subject is taught at Master's level. The subject is also taught at Bachelor's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUR1260 – English Law of Contract (BA).
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.