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Human Rights (Online LLB)

Human Rights, Human Rights Act 1998, ECHR

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2002
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedJune 2011
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF 7 entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

This module aims to familiarise the student with the nature and relevance of human rights in the United Kingdom and Scotland.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Outline the development of human rights.
2. Evaluate the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the problems therewith.
3. Understand individual human rights and the applicability thereof on specific subject matter including the criminal law, terrorism and prisoners.

Indicative Module Content

Historical background of human rights, the Human Rights Act 1998, the effect of human rights law on criminal justice, terrorism and the prison population.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Online activities

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2
Component 2 1,2,3
Component 3 1,2,3

Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.

Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.

Component 2- Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BROWN, A., 2014. Human Rights. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: W. Green.
2.REED, R. and MURDOCH, J., 2016. A guide to human rights law in Scotland. 4th ed. London: Butterworths.
3.Laws of Scotland online: Stair memorial encyclopaedia, human rights (reissue). London: LexisLibrary. online

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781