Protest Law (Spr) (M5011B)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Protests may inconvenience people, but also fulfil a vital function in a democracy by providing citizens with an opportunity to register their views outside of elections.

This module examines the history and importance of the right to protest and the criminal, human rights, civil and public law that comprise protest law.

The law and how protests are policed are considered in their broadest context, and you will be encouraged to engage critically with contemporary issues of particular interest to them.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay, Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 2023/24. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: