Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM689: The Family, Law and Social Change

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics (with some possible variation in the order of delivery):

  • Family definition and the law – responses to social change and medical technology.
  • Equality and vulnerability – autonomy, financial remedies and shared parenting.
  • The legal meaning of domestic violence – a struggle between accepted and marginalised knowledge.
  • Cultural and religious diversity, child protection and marriage.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
15 135 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities15 hours6 x 2.5 hour seminars
Guided independent study135 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).