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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This compulsory course provides students from diverse legal and educational backgrounds with a common understanding of the core research, analytical, and writing skills which would be required to excel in LLM-Taught courses. It commences with a few lectures and progresses to working in a workshop environment and finally to the submission of an individual assignment. It also incorporates elements such as library workshops to provide students with hands-on experience with the resources available for course and dissertation work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Margaret Ross
  • Dr Isla Callander

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • LS Law (LS) (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

The course will consist of:

  • 4 whole classes, part lecture/part interactive (2 hrs each)
  • 2 x 1 avoiding plagiarism workshops (1 hr)
  • 2 library workshops (2 hrs each)

In addition, students must take a short quiz to demonstrate that they have attained a practical understanding of plagiarism and referencing.  Students will be given multiple opportunities  to test their understanding of how to reference and aovid plagiarism before they undertake assessed essays in LLM courses. Failure to attend or participate in the work of the classes will attract a C7 for the course.

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

Students will pass the course upon meeting the requirements for attendance at course lectures, seminars, and workshops, and upon submitting the required assignments.  There is no counting assignment for this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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