Globalisation, Law and Sustainability (Adv) (M6041)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Globalisation brings a lot of complex issues, from how big international companies are regulated to ensuring fair work conditions and dealing with governments that limit people's freedoms.

This module asks a big question: How does the law help or hurt in solving these global issues in a way that lasts and meets international standards?

We'll take a close look at some of the biggest problems at the crossroads of globalisation, law, and long-term sustainability. We'll use examples from laws about work, trade, moving from one country to another, and protecting basic rights.

This module will keep up with the latest legal changes and make sure you can dive into the most relevant and pressing issues in law today.


81%: Lecture
19%: Seminar


25%: Practical (Presentation)
75%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 27 hours of contact time and about 123 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.


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