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Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:39

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 within smaller groups 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 First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Catherine Ng

Qualification Prerequisites


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

The course will consist of:

·       5 lectures (2 hrs each):

o   Legal Academic Skills

o   Legal Information Retrieval Tools

o   Critical Analysis

o   Legal Argument Construction

o   Feedback

·       1 avoiding plagiarism workshop (1 hr)

·       2 library workshops (2 hrs each)

·       1 journal article analysis workshop (2 hrs each)

·       1 case analysis workshop (2 hrs each)

·       1 thesis statement/professional skills workshop (1 hr)

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Strategic Studies and International Law

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


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




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