Core Module Information
Module title: Law of Human Rights

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08115
Module leader: Ken Dale-Risk
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law


Description of module content:

Nature of rights and liberties; the relationship between the individual and the state; specific human rights such as right to life, to a fair trial, to freedom of expression, to a family life and freedom of association; state security and official secrets; asylum and immigration

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe the rights of the individual as they relate to the British state.
LO2: Understand specific human rights in the wider context of European and international law
LO3: Discuss ethical and moral issues which arise in the context of human rights
LO4: Use problem-solving skills and appropriate methods of information retrieval to propose solutions to legal and moral problems

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ken Dale-Risk
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
L&T - lectures will be used to impart knowledge and understanding of the topics while tutorials will support this learning in a more practical way. Moodle will be used to provide teaching materials and other activities to support your learning experience.
Embedding of employability skills: you will learn to assess and evaluate problems relating to actual case scenarios so that you can place them in their appropriate context.
Research teaching linkages etc - the module leader is actively engaged in research in this area and brings the results of his research to class for discussion. Your research skills will be enhanced by the case report analysis and by feedback on the assessments.
Equality etc - this module is fully accessible to all through the extensive use of Moodle to support and enhance your learning
Internationalisation - although much of the module is based on the human rights of citizens within Scotland and the wider UK, appropriate comparisons are drawn with the situations of other states.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
There are two modes of assessment running throughout this module. The first involves the preparation of a case report where you will examine a case, summarise its legal outcome and then analyse its effects on the law more generally. The second mode of assessment is an unseen examination at the end of the trimester.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 - 4 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW08115 - Law of Human Rights