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LAW6162   Dissertation (LLM in Law)   (60 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F7
Pre-requisites   LAW685 Legal Research and Writing Skills


Students must complete a 10,000-12,000 word dissertation on a legal topic of their choice, subject to approval by the Head of School or her or his delegate. The approval will include consideration of whether the dissertation is suitable for the student to graduate from one of the specialised pathways. To this end the student will be asked to nominate on the paperwork their interest in graduating with one of the specialised pathways. The dissertation gives the student the opportunity to explore an area of their interest in some depth. To achieve a Masters standard the student is required to demonstrate an up-to-date critical analysis of the topic chosen for discussion.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 598.5
Other 1.5

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Project 0.0 100 % S2