Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3030: Introduction to Discrimination Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with detailed understanding and appreciation of the key topics in discrimination law. You will develop legal skills, particularly analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving. Through this course you will acquire analytical skills and ability to provide discrimination law advice in areas of legal complexity. You will also critically engage with theoretical debates in relation to equality and discrimination law’s role and limitations in relation to its realisation, developing important theoretical skills.    

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the role of discrimination law both in the context of the Equality Act, but also in its European and international context
2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principle features of discrimination law including prohibited conduct and protected characteristics and apply them in various contexts, including structural discrimination and in cases of conflicting protected characteristics
3. Identify, explain and critically assess/analyse issues arising in the key areas of discrimination law and apply relevant legal rules to those issues
4. Use comprehensive knowledge and understanding to deal with complex issues and problems arising in the key areas of discrimination law, reach appropriate and reasoned conclusions and offer analysis/criticism of legal arguments in these areas
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Integrate and asses information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
6. Select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments
Personal and Key Skills7. Manage relevant learning resources/information/learning strategies and to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance
8. Communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately in a manner appropriate to the discipline and context;
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, with access to external sources, to complete a specified task.