2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LAW5992M Dissertation Security, Conflict and Justice
60 creditsClass Size: 25
Module manager: Dr Conor O'Reilly
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesLAW5991M Dissertation Security and Justice
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able:
- to investigate and describe the chosen topic and to enable the development of critical analysis skills in reference to a topic on security, conflict and justice;
- to enable students to develop their research and writing skills;
- to enable students to approach a given topic and research and analyse their chosen topic through an inter-disciplinary framework.
- demonstrate in-depth and critical understanding of an area in security, conflict and justice;
- demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a research project;
- apply themselves to conducting independent research.
- the capacity and willingness to undertake wider reading across academic boundaries;
- organisation and planning;
- independent study;
- writing development and research analysis.
The capacity and willingness to undertake wider reading across academic boundaries.
Organisation and planning
Writing development and research analysis
The dissertation should not exceed 12,000 words on a topic approved by the MSc Security, Conflict and Justice course convener at a date to be confirmed.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||598.00|
|Private study hours||0.00|
|Total Contact hours||2.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Private studyStudents will be expected to research their chosen topic in accordance to the guidance from their supervisor. Students will be expected to implement their research strategy (whether this be fieldwork or library-based) and to plan their research and writing time.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThe dissertation will be supervised by contact with the student through regular meetings agreed between the supervisor and student.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||12,000 word dissertation||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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