module specification

GI7P41 - Human Rights and Social Justice Dissertation (2021/22)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2021/22
Module status DELETED (This module is no longer running)
Module title Human Rights and Social Justice Dissertation
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 60
School School of Social Sciences
Total study hours 600
592 hours Guided independent study
8 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Dissertation 100%   Dissertation *FC*
Running in 2021/22

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
No instances running in the year

Module summary

Dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Module aims

To enable students to conduct independent research into a subject of their choice relating to human rights and/or social justice.



Learning and teaching

To be determined by the individuals student and supervisor.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student will be able to demonstrate:
1.  An ability to identify an appropriate area for research and the materials relevant for its  implementation.
2.  An ability to identify appropriate research methods for the retrieval of relevant  materials, including both primary and secondary sources.
3. An ability to demonstrate appropriate skills in the analysis and deployment of  research findings.
4. A degree of originality in argument.
5. Considerable expertise is some particular aspect of the study of human rights and/or social justice.

Assessment strategy

Dissertations are normally 1st marked the supervisor, 2nd marked, and externalled.


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Weston, Anthony  A Rulebook for Arguments, Hackett, 2010 (4th edn.).