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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3176: Researching Public International Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

You will attend class each week to plan and discuss your research project. In Week 1, you will meet your research collaborators, and will discuss with the convener different avenues for the research project. In subsequent weeks, you will be assigned individual and collaborative tasks by agreement, and will be accountable for that work at each subsequent meeting of the group. For example, you might be asked to research a discrete area and report back to the group the following week. Or you might be asked to write 1,000 words on an area or set of sources. Everyone in the group will, during the module, undertake both research and writing. Towards the end of the module, students will turn their focus to editing and completion of the (approx.) 12,000 word article. Discussions will then turn towards publication, and submission to a peer-reviewed journal. The summative assessment will comprise of a group element (the finished article), and an assessment of your individual contribution through your individual writing contributions and your class-based contributions.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
16.5133.50

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities16.511 x 1.5hr workshops
Guided independent study133.5Research and writing connected to the project

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).