Human Rights 1: International and Regional Frameworks (M5057)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Today almost everyone around the world is acquainted with the idea of human rights. We often hear about 'human rights', especially in the media.
This module explores how rights are protected within different human rights systems at a regional and international level.
The module will also consider contemporary human rights issues and current challenges facing the human rights community, focusing on the interpretation of rights, the effectiveness of mechanisms and whether rights are really universal.


20%: Lecture
80%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 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 COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: