Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3030: Introduction to Discrimination Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Inga Thiemann (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

How can law ensure equality? Is the Equality Act fit for purpose? In this  module you will examine the role of law in protecting individuals from discrimination. You will look at the key topics in discrimination law from a legal, theoretical and comparative perspective. You will consider areas of legal complexity within discrimination law and discrimination law’s role in achieving equality, but also of its limitations. You cover topics ranging from the origins of discrimination law, its foundation in theory, the conduct it prohibits and the protected characteristics. 

Module created

23/01/2018

Last revised

22/12/2018