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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3047: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of the Dissertation module is to give you the opportunity to develop further your independent research and argumentation skills, and to acquire knowledge on a discrete set of legal issues chosen by you. The module also aims to encourage and inspire you to engage critically with legal research and scholarship on a specific research question. It provides particularly good practice in carrying out and presenting legal research if you are considering post-graduate degrees.

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, define and construct a critical analysis of a discrete research topic in Law;
2. Identify and define key research questions and hypotheses about the chosen research topic;
3. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the selected legal issues acquired through independent research and study;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Integrate and assess information from a comprehensive range of relevant legal materials;
5. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a range of complex legal issues and their contextual implications, where relevant;
6. Evaluate critically the materials considered and used for the Dissertation;
Personal and Key Skills7. Plan and undertake tasks efficiently, to reflect critically on the learning process and to make effective use of feedback from the supervision process;
8. Work independently, to manage time efficiently and meet strict deadlines;
9. Develop and structure an argument over a sustained piece of writing and in an effective manner;