2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW3320 Long Dissertation
40 creditsClass Size: 470
Module manager: Jennifer Sands
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsPassed level 2 of LLB Law
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; 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. The dissertation must be no more than 10,000 words, plus a 250 word abstract. The abstract must be no more than 250 words. The OSCOLA referencing system must be used. In calculating the length of the dissertation no account shall be taken of footnotes, the title page, the table of contents, the table of cases and statutes, the abstract, necessary appendices and the bibliography. All other material is included in the word count.
Students are required to select a general topic in the September of their final year, after which the course co-ordinator who 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||392.50|
|Total Contact hours||7.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
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 10 hours of supervisor time, including at least 2 hour 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 10,000 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
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