Inheritance Law

Module code: LW3511

In this module you'll consider the construction and effect of wills, as well as debate other forms of post death succession. This will include intestacy, the law of survivorship and forfeiture. You'll analyse the treatment of a deceased person's intentions after death, and discuss the justification and methods by which these can be overridden/challenged. Inheritance Tax will be another topic you'll focus on, and you'll learn how to apply its principles in different calculations.


  • 9 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of tutorials
  • 125 hours of guided independent study


  • An exercise to be completed within a stated time of it being issued (100%)