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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3100: Human trafficking and modern slavery

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

Module Aims

After completing this module, you will have gained a detailed understanding and appreciation of the key topics in the law on human trafficking. You will develop your legal research skills, particularly in the realms of analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving.

You will learn to critically engage with theoretical debates and conflicting standpoints on human trafficking and its interplay with borders, migration, labour regulation and access to rights. Furthermore, you will develop an understanding of counter-trafficking law’s role in creating and maintaining complex, yet limiting categories of victimhood in human trafficking in a national and international context. 

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 understanding of the role of counter-trafficking legislation in an international, European and domestic context
2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principle features of the law on human trafficking, including the scope, but also limitations of counter-trafficking legislation; the history of human trafficking and its legacies; the complex notions of victimhood and culpability
3. Identify, explain and critically assess/analyse issues arising in the context of human trafficking and modern slavery and apply relevant legal rules to those issues
4. Use comprehensive knowledge and understanding to deal with complex issues and problems arising in the key areas of human trafficking and modern slavery, reach appropriate and reasoned conclusions and offer analysis/criticism of legal arguments in these areas
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Integrate and asses information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
6. Select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments
Personal and Key Skills7. Manage relevant learning resources/information/learning strategies and to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance
8. Communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately in a manner appropriate to the discipline and context;