In the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment conducted by the UK Quality Assurance Agency, teaching in the College of Law and Criminology was awarded the highest possible rating of ‘Commendable’.
All of the programme teaching team are active in research and are at the cutting edge of their discipline, variously publishing books and articles at the highest level, and working closely with government and the public and private sectors on implementation of human rights.
The College’s REF 2014 impact case study submitted on children’s human rights achieved the highest possible rating of 4*.
The teaching approach is underpinned by the following objectives:
- an emphasis on developing knowledge and understanding of human rights as a holistic project, therefore paying close attention to the pervasive nature of human rights across law, policy and practice.
- a focus on how human rights may be effectively translated from normative expectation to practical application.
- incorporating and facilitating experiential learning.
The programme ranges across a broad spectrum of human rights topics relevant to law, policy and practice and encourages a practical approach in these areas. Students will have the opportunity to engage with projects, providing hands-on experience of human rights research as well as dissemination to support application.
Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods to provide students with a range of opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, and application skills. These include: coursework (in a range of formats, e.g. essay, problem question, report, briefing), examination, one-day examination and presentation.