Skip to main content


Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3110C: Legal Research Paper 1

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Mark Mackarel (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


The Legal Research Paper module provides students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth or detailed independent study of a legal problem or topic of particular interest concluding in the submission of a 5000 word paper. The paper takes the form of library research and is expected to address a research question, and therefore is designed as a platform for students to demonstrate evidence of ability to critically evaluate primary and secondary legal materials, and material from other sources, as appropriate.

The module provides a supportive framework for students to develop their field of study, undertake the research and planning of their paper, to build on established legal writing skills and to explore and test their ideas through the supervision process.

The module includes avenues of formative and summative feedback to ensure consistent student engagement and for the organic development of student knowledge and skills centred around their research project.

Module created


Last revised