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Dissertation - LAW00051M

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Peter Harrison
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

The Module aims:

  • To allow students to research a particular topic of their own choice in law;
  • To allow students to develop expertise in a particular area in law;
  • To allow students to develop as independent researchers by, for example, developing their research and writing skills.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Advanced knowledge of a particular area of law;
  • The ability to understand advanced work in an area of law.
  • The ability to construct, structure and write an extended piece of work in an area of law.

Academic and graduate skills

  • Research skills including: the ability to conduct a literature search; the ability to read and synthesise research material written by others; the ability to structure a long piece of work with multiple sections


Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will have feedback opportunities on their research proposal as part of the Research Workshop and on drafts of their dissertations in supervisions.

Indicative reading

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