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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3031: Discrimination Law in Context

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Inga Thiemann (Lecturer)

Ms Jess Duggan-Larkin (Convenor)


Either Introduction to Discrimination Law (year 3 term 1) or Equality & Diversity (year 2 term 2)



Available via distance learning


How can law ensure equality? Is the Equality Act fit for purpose? In this module you will examine the role of law in protecting individuals from discrimination. You will look at the key topics in discrimination law from a legal, theoretical and comparative perspective. You will consider areas of legal complexity within discrimination law and discrimination law’s role in achieving equality, but also of its limitations.

The module build on the introduction to discrimination law by considering structural discrimination, conflicts between two or more protected characteristics, and examples of discrimination legislation and practice beyond the UK context. 

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