2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
20 creditsClass Size: 32
Module manager: Jennifer Sands
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsPassed level two LLB
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW3035||Long Dissertation (Criminal Justice and Criminology)|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThe objectives of this module are:
- to develop a workable research question;
- to undertake a relevant literature search;
- to plan research and a coherent and logical essay structure;
- to write a substantial essay displaying critical analysis.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- demonstrate the development of a deeper understanding of a particular legal topic through independent research and the preparation of an extended piece of writing;
- practice research skills, including the skills of accessing and retrieving relevant information, analysing and criticising information and presenting and communicating effectively the product of independent research;
- formulate a focused and workable research question;
- undertake sustained independent research relevant to their research question;
- demonstrate, through the writing of their dissertation, a critical awareness and understanding of the position and role of law within one or more of its social, economic, political, policy, historical, philosophical, moral, ethical or cultural contexts.
The module involves the writing of a dissertation on a selected legal topic of no more than 8,000 words (excluding bibliography and footnotes), plus a 250 word abstract.
Students are required to select a general topic in the September of their final year, after which the course co-ordinator will allocate the student to a supervisor.
The completed dissertation must be submitted on a date (TBC) in the May of the student's third year.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||192.50|
|Total Contact hours||7.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Supervision of research and writing by the student's supervisor.
- Opportunities for peer and tutor feedback during workshops.
- Students are entitled up to 5 hours of supervisor time, including at least 1.5 hours face-to-face.
- Post meeting reports are completed by the student and supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay or Dissertation||1 x no more than 8,000 words plus 250 word abstract||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 listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 02/09/2022
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