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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Course overview

(LLM) Master of Laws
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Law (School of)
Colchester Campus
Masters
Full-time
LLM M2M012
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/pgt/assess-rules.aspx
15/04/2017

A high 2:2 undergraduate degree in Law.

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

The University uses academic selection criteria to determine an applicant’s ability to successfully complete a course at the University of Essex. Where appropriate, we may ask for specific information relating to previous modules studied or work experience.

External Examiners


Dr Thomas Pegram
University College London
Associate Professor
Prof Julia Shaw
De Montfort University
Professor of Law

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 LW950-7-FY Dissertation: LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Core 60 Optional
02 LW901-7-FY International Human Rights: Theories and Institutions Compulsory 30 Compulsory Compulsory
03 LW924-7-FY International Human Rights Law: Law and Practice Compulsory 30 Compulsory Compulsory
04 LW902-7-AU or option from list Optional 15 Optional Optional
05 LW915-7-SP Human Rights and Development Compulsory 15 Compulsory Compulsory
06 LW922-7-AU or option from list Optional 15 Optional Optional
07 LW917-7-AU or option from list Optional 15 Optional Optional

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

TBC

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

Learning Methods: This is through large group of intyeractive classes, which encourage dialogue between the students and teacher and between the students inter se, and through seminars which allow for dynamic interaction based on directed, pre-set reading. Students are expected to undertake independent research for modules and, in particular, the dissertation reinforced by the formatively assessed Foundation Essay.
Assessment Methods: Testing the knowledge-base through unseen examinations, take home examinations, course essays, the research essay and the dissertation.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

Learning Methods:
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C: Practical skills

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D: Key skills

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Note

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Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.