SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N320671
Module Leader Claire MacRae
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Risk
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

The unit will enable the student to understand legal principles as they effect liability insurance. Examination of the types of liability risk covers available to the business. Appreciation of the factors which influence liability insurance underwriting.


- Legal principles of civil liabilities.- Employers liability to employees.- Compulsory insurance of employers liability.- General (public) liabilities of a business and insurance covers.- The product risk and appropriat

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing this unit should be able to construct appropriate solutions to factual situations involving consideration of legal principles.- appreciate the range and scope of liability insurance covers available to a business.- evaluate liability insurance programmes.- understand factors affecting underwriting decisions.- evaluate the merits of liability risk retention.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures, seminars, discussion groups, projects.

Indicative Reading

RLiability ExposuresS by Dan Cassidy WitherbyRLiability Insurance PracticeS by CII Course 631 Chartered Insurance InstituteRPublic Liability Policy Wordings and CoverS by P Madge Buckley Press (3rd Edition)

Transferrable Skills

In addition to attainment of the learning outcomes students will enhance the students' research skills. In preparation for their coursework they will require to assimilate the information acquired on general principles and specific organisational applications and produce a reasoned and structured report for a given set of circumstances.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 35.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
109 hours independent learning 99.00
Lectures (FT) 36.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% 2,500-3,000 word essay
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 35% Unseen exam.