(LO1) To be able to put into practice principles and techniques of advanced legal research; show an understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, constitutional, historical and cultural contexts within which Human Rights in Europe operate.
(LO2) To identify, retrieve, analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials within which Human Rights in Europe operate, both in paper and electronic form, including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, European Union legislation and case-law, treaties, directives and other relevant materials as appropriate.
(LO3) To apply legal knowledge to a practical situation and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority.
(LO4) To understand and employ English, European and international legal terminology, both orally and in writing, to explain and convey technical legal information at an advanced level.
(LO5) To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the ECHR system.
(LO6) To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the European Union system of protection of Human Rights (including its development).
(LO7) To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the inter-institutional dynamics between the ECHR and the EU system; also, an understanding of possible avenues of interaction between the ECtHR and the CJEU, and a knowledge and understandning of the EU Accession to the ECHR.
(LO8) To understand the institutional procedural requirements for bringing Human Rights claims.
(LO9) To synthesise information from primary legal sources to achieve detailed knowledge and understanding of the law.
(LO10) To demonstrate advanced legal skills (e.g. critical analysis) necessary to reach a superior understanding of Human Rights in Europe, even if not previously studied at undergraduate level.
(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis
(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification
(S3) Time and project management - Personal organisation
(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral
(S5) Develop oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises.
(S6) Take responsibility for own learning.
(S7) Develop skills in reading, analysing and synthesising different viewpoints and presenting findings/conclusions in clear, comprehensible, structured format, with detailed argumentation where appropriate.
(S8) Capacity to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments.