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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3198: Business and Human Rights Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to support you in developing detailed knowledge and practical understanding of business and human rights law. It provides the theoretical, conceptual and legal grounding needed for you to confidently engage with others in the ┬áprofessional field of business and human rights. Its content is informed by key texts and the latest research, and the module is permeated by representative contemporary case study examples from around the world. It is research-enriched, not only in respect to the content covered but also in its learning approach, with student-led research at its core. This is a cross-campus, interdisciplinary module that, by bringing together students, academics and practitioners from across business and law, and from across the University of Exeter’s campuses, delivers a learning experience that exemplifies the importance of collaboration in addressing contemporary global challenges.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of business and human rights law;
2. demonstrate critical awareness of the pervasive impacts of business practices on international human rights protection, and of different approaches to addressing those impacts;
3. demonstrate critical awareness of the place of human rights in the private sphere.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. identify, assess and integrate relevant information from a breadth of suitable sources using appropriate interpretative techniques;
5. select, synthesise and critically assess the existence, application and implementation of international normative provisions in a specific context.
Personal and Key Skills6. demonstrate confidence in articulating complex legal, theoretical and conceptual content using an interdisciplinary approach;
7. produce analytically compelling, research-informed work that presents a persuasive and appropriately nuanced argument on a topic relevant to a theme or themes covered on the module;
8. work independently, efficiently managing your time in the preparation of scheduled learning activities and assessments.