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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3151A: Research Paper

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Whole cohort research training sessions that support you to get started with your research, on topics such as ideas mapping and setting research questions, research methods and methodologies, advanced library skills, and producing extended writing in law.
  • Individual supervision meetings with your assigned supervisor.
  • Peer-facilitated learning spaces.

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 x 1 hour individual supervision meetings
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities64 x 1.5 hour whole cohort research training sessions
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities63 x 2 hour peer-facilitated sessions
Guided independent study6Learning log
Guided independent study16Identifying and locating research materials
Guided Independent Study 57Drafting and writing up
Guided Independent Study57Carrying out research, reading and taking notes

Online Resources

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