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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3176: Researching Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This is a research-led module where you will collectively decide, in agreement with the convener, on the substantive area for research which will broadly fall within public international law. This is likely to be in response to contemporary issues or debates in public international law. The primary aim of this module is to enable you to publish in a peer-reviewed journal, developing advanced level skills in research, writing and collaboration. It is hoped that you will consider further research and study within public international law at postgraduate level. It is anticipated that the development of research skills will be transferable to other areas of further study, or to employment where research and writing skills are required.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Identify, research and write an article in public international law, suitable for publication.
2. Demonstrate critical analysis of issues in public international law through writing and discussion.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate capacity understand, analyse and synthesise a range of legal and non-legal sources.
4. Critically evaluate a discrete area of law, and demonstrate the ability to contribute to a field of debate.
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop effective and critical research and writing skills.
6. work collaboratively with others, and under supervision, towards agreed goals.