LAW DISSERTATION - 2024/5
Module code: LAW3005
LAW3005 provides students the opportunity to engage in sustained independent research and critical writing in defence of a legal thesis, under the supervision of a member of staff.
School of Law
TAGGART Christopher (Schl of Law)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: M200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 294
Lecture Hours: 6
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
LAW3005’s legal content is determined by the student, with the advice of a supervisor.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||15,000 WORD COURSEWORK||100|
The assessment strategy is the only strategy appropriate for assessing an LLB law dissertation.
Formative assessment: Students are required to submit a proposal to be allowed to continue the module. If a proposal is deficient, the student is provided feedback by the module administrator to improve the proposal to meet the standard. In addition, students must submit to their supervisors a chapter’s-worth of draft to receive feedback for improvement. Further, feedback will be provided throughout the academic year by the student’s supervisor as the student develops the dissertation by turning in successive drafts to and holding meetings with the supervisor.
The summative assessment for this module consists of a 15,000 word coursework.
- Enable students to develop responsibility and aptitude for independent work
- Enable students to improve legal analysis and critical thinking skills
- Enable students to improve legal and related research skills
- Enable students to develop the ability, with a supervisor, to negotiate and execute an academic year-long working plan
|001||Develop responsibility and aptitude for independent work that law raises.||KCPT|
|002||Improve legal analysis and critical thinking skills.||KCPT|
|003||Improve legal and related research skills.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Because LAW 3005 is not a taught module, it has no learning and teaching strategy as such.
Through independent work, students will:
- Develop responsibility and aptitude for independent work
- Improve legal and related research skills
- Improve legal and related research skills.
Three seminars are offered at the beginning of the module. The first two help students decide whether enrolling in this unique module is the best choice for them, given what they personally want out of the final year of their course. The third introduces the students to library resources that are especially apt for undertaking and completing an LLB law dissertation.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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The opportunity LAW3005 provides is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Global and Cultural Capabilities, and Resourcefulness and Resilience:
Key to being a good lawyer is the ability to make rigorous legally-informed arguments and to defend them both verbally and in writing. The opportunity LAW3005 offers to develop the research, critical thinking, and writing skills necessary to excel in these areas is unique to the curriculum. By the end of the module, students will be in the position readily to transfer these skills, highly coveted by legal employers, to the students’ legal employment.
Global and Cultural Capabilities
Because students can write their dissertations on international comparative legal topics that require a sophisticated understanding of cultural differences, students who opt to write such dissertations receive an unequalled opportunity to explore and develop their global and cultural capabilities.
Resourcefulness and Resilience
The uniquely sustained, independent nature of LAW3005 offers students an unequalled opportunity to develop personal resourcefulness and resilience. No other module in the curriculum depends as much as LAW3005 on the student’s ability independently to work toward achieving a complex long-term research goal by a hard deadline. Students who successfully complete LAW3005 do so only by developing and exercising resourcefulness and resilience over the course of the academic year.
Programmes this module appears in
|Law LLB (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law (Law and Technology Pathway) LLB (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law (Philosophy, Politics and Law Pathway) LLB (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law with Criminology LLB (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2024/5 academic year.