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Module Title
Equality And Discrimination Law
Reference BSM104 Version 4
Created September 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved March 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended October 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To develop students' in-depth legal and practical knowledge and understanding of the law applicable to equality and discrimination in employment within the UK context. To enable students to critically analyse contemporary equality and discrimination issues within the employment field.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss in-depth and critically evaluate the fundamental legal principles and values that underpin the law relating to equality and discrimination in the employment field.
2 Critically analyse, evaluate and determine the current scope of each specific equality and discrimination law category.
3 Demonstrate advanced independent research skills.
4 Develop further the ability to interpret and apply the law, thereby developing effective solutions to legal and practical issues.
5 Develop further communication, time management and group working skills.

Indicative Module Content
The various equality and discrimination law categories of Sex, Race, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Religion and Belief and Age will be covered from a UK Employment law perspective. Any further emerging categories and issues will also be incorporated as they develop. International and regional law will be covered, where relevant.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered by a mixture of online topic materials, online tutorials, student discussions, student activities, case studies, directed reading and independent research.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Continual assessment exercise that may consist of assessed forum postings, group work and general online discussion.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Essay, with a word count of 3000 words, covering all Learning Outcomes.

Explanatory Text
The Module is assessed by two components: C1 - Coursework - 30% weighting. C2 - Coursework - 70% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each of components 1 and 2
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each of components 1 and 2
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each of components 1 and 2
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each of components 1 and 2
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CONNOLLY, M., 2011. Discrimination law. 2nd ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell.
2 FREDMAN, S., 2011. Discrimination Law. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
3 HEPPLE, B., 2014. Equality: the legal framework. 2nd ed. Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd.
4 KUMRA, S. and MANFREDI, S., 2012. Managing equality and diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
5 MCCOLGAN, A., 2005. Equality and discrimination law: texts, cases & materials. 2nd ed. Oregon: Hart Publishing.
6 SCHEIK, D., WADDINGTON, L. and BELL, M., Eds., 2007. Cases, materials and texts on national, supra national and international non discrimination law. Oregon: Hart Publishing.

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