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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2100: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:


Introduction to the law on human trafficking

  • How to define the phenomenon
  • The different forms of human trafficking
  • The history of human trafficking


Human trafficking legislation:

  • International (UN Trafficking Protocol & other relevant international agreements)
  • Regional (EU Directive, Council of Europe and the case law of the ECtHR)
  • Domestic implementation (the UK Modern Slavery Act)


Human trafficking in context:

  • Between criminal law, labour law and migration law
  • Victims and perpetrators in trafficking legislation
  • Alternative responses to human trafficking

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour Lectures (including introductory and revision sessions)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4.53 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided Independent Study55Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study20Workshop preparation
Guided independent study40Summative assessment preparation
Guided Independent Study8.5Formative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).