|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 7 entry requirements or equivalent.
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:
||Outline the development of human rights.|
||Evaluate the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the problems therewith.|
||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
|Private Study||25||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.
||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.
|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 |