Human Rights 2: Critical Perspectives (M6067)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module builds on knowledge of human rights to interrogate the concept of rights as opposed to 'just' the law on rights.

You will be asked to critically interrogate the nature, use and future(s) of rights from a range of critical perspectives using contemporary case studies.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

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: