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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3100: Human trafficking and modern slavery

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 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
2. Demonstrate coherent and critical knowledge of the relationship between law, policy and societal norms in the area of human trafficking
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
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Exercise critical thinking, judgment and analysis concerning the assumptions and aspirations of law
5. Select and explain relevant information from primary and secondary legal resources, independently and efficiently using appropriate techniques
Personal and Key Skills6. Identify, retrieve and use a range of resources with minimal guidance
7. Manage time independently and efficiently in preparing for learning activities, to be proactive in developing your own learning