Socioeconomic rights: economic violence, social justice and human rights law (956M3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module focuses on debates and case studies in socioeconomic rights practice. The module will cover case studies of contemporary dilemmas in economic, social and cultural rights, including examining the convergence of development and human rights. Questions around whether a distinction can meaningfully be made between civil and political rights and socioeconomic rights are engaged with, as well as whether socioeconomic rights are justiciable, and debates over rights-based approaches to development.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time and about 140 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.