Summary module description:
This module aims to develop and enhance students’ knowledge of an area of international human rights law which is of interest to them, and to develop their ability to analyse and critically evaluate the law and issues in the field.

Aims:
This module aims to develop and enhance students’ knowledge of an area of international human rights law which is of interest to them, and to develop their ability to analyse and critically evaluate the law and issues in the field.

Assessable learning outcomes:
After completing the module, students will:

  • be able to analyse and critically evaluate a range of legal and non-legal materials that are relevant to international human rights law;
  • be able to synthesise wide-ranging material and to articulate arguments effectively and clearly in writing an assessed essay;
  • develop their knowledge and understanding of an area of law in which they are interested.

Additional outcomes:
This module will also encourage the development of independent learning, as well as communication skills and personal responsibility.

Outline content:
Students will research and write a major essay on a topic to be agreed with the module convenor.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching and learning is primarily in the form of an agreed programme of lectures and/or seminars, regular supervision, and is informed by students’ participation in the compulsory modules for the M Res programme.

Contact hours: The programme of classes will be agreed with the Programme Director and Module Convenor. Students will be required to attend a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 20 hours of classes but may attend more if they wish. The programme of lectures and/or seminars will be drawn on those offered as part of the module LMWTHR International Human Rights Law.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10 6
Project Supervision 2 2
Guided independent study 90 90
       
Total hours by term 102.00 98.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
19 page essay (formatted in accordance with the School of Law’s Assessed Work Rules).

Formative assessment methods:
Supervision- discussion of progress and direction, commenting on short samples of draft work.

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
See School of Law PGT Programme Handbook

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 18 August 2017

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