LAW30750 Research Module

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module offers students an opportunity to pursue independent research on an aspect of law that is of particular interest to them.
It is a 5-credit module that takes place over the summer trimester and is delivered in a hybrid and flexible manner.
Students will devise their own research question, and complete a 4,000-word paper on a topic of their choice.

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Learning Outcomes:

A successful student will be able to:

Frame a challenging but realistic research question;
Write a short abstract summarising the overall paper
Conduct independent legal research to a high standard;
Engage in independent legal research;
Present their work clearly and concisely.

Indicative Module Content:

Students taking this module choose their own research topic, subject to approval by the module coordinator

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is primarily an independent research module, meaning that it is student-led.

Instead of weekly seminars we have three sessions over the summer. Two of these are group sessions and one is an individual feedback session. Students taking this module can also provide peer support to one another, and offer feedback to each other on research topics and ideas.
The sessions are delivered flexibly, and hybrid participation is facilitated. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW37580 - Research Module 10cr

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Students complete a 4,000 word essay on a topic of their choice. Submission deadline agreed with module coordinator Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students submit a draft research question, abstract and research trail, and receive individual feedback from the module coordinator

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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