CR7004 - Social Exclusion and Victimisation in a Global Context

What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will explore the issues of social exclusion and victimisation in the UK and internationally. You will discover and challenge the theoretical underpinnings of these concepts and their manifestations in contemporary society. The module will therefore begin by exploring the two concepts, their links to each other, as well as their relationship to related concepts (such as harm and vulnerability, inequality and injustice). The module will then move on to examine case studies in depth such as poverty and homelessness, violence against women, and sex work. Throughout the module, you will consider the ways in the concepts of social exclusion and victimisation have been framed within the policy process and public debate in the UK and beyond, and how such framings have influenced the nature of public policy.

How will I learn on this module?

On this module you will engage in classroom learning through attending weekly workshops. In these workshops you will learn about the topics through lectures, discussions and activities. Here you will discuss weekly reading and draw on a variety of learning tools (from newspapers to videos).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

On the module you will be academically supported in many ways. First, the teaching team which includes the module leader as well as other lecturers will be available in person at the workshops to guide you through the module and answer any questions. Second, you will be able to email the teaching team and meet them during set office hours to ask questions. Third, the module has an online electronic learning portal website including a module handbook that guides you through many frequently asked questions.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at:
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team –

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. To consider the underpinnings of the concepts of social exclusion and victimisation.
2. To explore the links between the concepts of social exclusion and victimisation, as well as their links to related concepts (e.g. harm, vulnerability, inequality, injustice).
3. To consider how social exclusion and victimisation manifests itself in contemporary society.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. To develop an understanding of how policymakers and practitioners can and should draw on these concepts in developing public policies.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. To develop an understanding of how social exclusion and victimisation operates in different places across the world.

How will I be assessed?

You will be summatively assessed through two 2,500 word essays worth 50% of the final mark each. The first essay will be more theoretical (speaking to MLOs 1, 2 and 4), while the second essay will be about applying the theory to a case study (speaking to MLOs 3 and 5 in particular). Comprehensive feedback for both essays will be provided separately.

You will take part in formative assessment in the workshops. Through your participation in the workshops, where you will discuss all of issues covered in the MLOs, you will be given continual verbal feedback by the lecturers.





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Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year Full Time
1 other options available

Department Social Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024

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