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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2095: Equality and Diversity

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

1. Immediate module aim
This module aims to help develop your understanding of the legal principles involved in contemporary equality and diversity issues. It aims to provide you with not only the knowledge and skill to identify the manifestations of inequality in society but also the ability to engage with the issues and to identify solutions to tackle such inequality from an evidence-based research-inspired perspective (research-inspired learning).

2. Long-term module aim
Ultimately, as you learn deeply on this module, your understanding can widen your perspective in such a way that it enables you to contribute positively to the debate on and implementation of equal opportunity; this way, you are empowered to use evidence based research and policy into practice (potentially enhancing your employability).

3. Equality Duty
The equality duty was created under the Equality Act 2010 and requires organisations, including universities, to consider how they could positively contribute to the advancement of equality and good relations. It requires equality considerations to be reflected in the delivery of services, and for these issues to be kept under review.

Thus, this module could prepare you for the existing equality duty when you enter employment following graduation.

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 awareness of some legal origins, manifestations and solutions to inequality and equal opportunity
2. Identify, explain and evaluate some key issues of inequality and apply relevant legal rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity principles and their limits
4. Apply knowledge to a problem and suggest a solution supported by relevant arguments derived from Law
Personal and Key Skills5. Research and synthesize potentially conflicting arguments from within the Law and consider alternative ways of solving complex and authentic equality problems
6. Select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, in writing, relevant concepts and arguments.