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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This compulsory course for all post-graduate research students takes students through a series of interactive workshops and guest presentations during their first semester to hone some of the core skills required to excel in post-graduate research work. Near the completion of the first full year of post-graduate research work, PhD students present their work at a conference to which research staff and students within the College of Arts and Social Sciences are invited. PhD Students then submit a capstone paper to be assessed as a part of the course assessment and of the progression process within the programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Catherine Ng

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course engages Law Post-Graduate Research students with some overarching critical thinking and analytical tools which would inform the research, the research methodology, the structure, and the overall composition and specific write-up of their research projects. These tools would be developed and honed through series of class assignments, workshops, and class discussions. Students would be taken through the process of the derivation of thesis statements, working through literature review, the writing of abstracts, and (for PhD students) an initial write-up of a portion of their research project and a short presentation.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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