Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58
This course, that is only available to final year honours students, allows you to write a 10,000 word piece on an aspect of law that you choose with the help of a supervisor. Once your topic and plan are approved by the law school you work independently and hand in the dissertation shortly before the Easter Break.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The dissertation is designed to test and develop qualities different from those developed in the other honours courses. It seeks to encourage students to learn how to: (a) Conduct independent and ethically compliant research; (b) Find sources on their own (rather than wait for others to direct them to sources via a reading list); (c) Distinguish relevant from irrelevant information; (d) Analyse a topic in depth; (e) Present the results of research in an informative, readable and scholarly manner. Main Learning Outcomes: The student will enhance their capacity to: (a) Research independently; (b) Research in compliance with ethical policies; (c) Critically analyse and critically assess material; (d) Write in a structured and scholarly manner; (e) Argue in a coherent manner.
Knowledge and Understanding The student will enhance their understanding of the area in which they choose to conduct their research and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the potential for improving the legal regulation of that area of law.
Subject Specific Skills and Concepts The student will enhance their ability to conduct research, to critically assess competing legal arguments and to communicate their findings in a scholarly fashion by means of an extended piece of writing.
Key Skills (Transferable) Independent conceptualisation and execution of a well-reasoned research project will involve: (a) Improved IT and research skills; (b) The ability to work to deadlines; (c) The ability to critically evaluate and assess competing arguments; (d) The ability to synthesise complex data and make appropriate suggestions for improvement. Content: The content is determined by the student who selects a dissertation topic (subject to guidance from a member of staff and formal approval of that topic by the course coordinator).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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Feedback will be provided at the earliest possible time - allowing for the internal and external marking processes. This will not be within three weeks of the submission date. This will probably be around the end of July.
There are no assessments for this course.