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LS5904: MASTER OF LAWS DISSERTATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 08 Jul 2020 15:25


Course Overview

Between May and mid-August students prepare a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice related to their specialist LLM programme. Students are instructed through the delivery of a preparatory lecture, two supervisory meetings and a two hour dissertation planning workshop in a small group setting. Students are expected to spend considerable time on independent research throughout the course of the dissertation module, including; preparation of dissertation plan, amendment of plan in accordance with supervisory comments, preparation for the dissertation workshop, and, of course, in the final 10,000 word dissertation itself.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Zeray Yihdego

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS5909 Professional Skills: International Trade Negotiation (Studied)
  • Llm In Energy And Environmental Law With Professional Skills (Studied)
  • Master Of Laws In Energy Law With Professional Skills (Studied)
  • Llm in International Commercial Law with Professional Skills (Studied)
  • Llm International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation W/ Prof Skills (Sept) (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be instructed through the delivery of a preparatory lecture, at least two supervisory meetings and a two hour dissertation planning workshop in a small group setting. Students will also be expected to spend considerable time on independent research throughout the course of the dissertation module (including preparation of dissertation plan, amendment of plan inline with supervisory comments, preparation for the dissertation workshop, and, of course, in the final 10000 word dissertation itself).


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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