Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3030: Introduction to Discrimination Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


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

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Jess Duggan-Larkin (Convenor)

Dr Inga Thiemann (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


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. 

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