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Art Law Dissertation - LAW00062M

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Michael White
  • Credit value: 80 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

The dissertation allows you to undertake a substantial piece of independent research on an Art Law subject of your own choice. The dissertation enables you to apply the knowledge, research and study skills developed in Law, Art History and Art Law modules during the first two terms of the LLM in Art Law, and to work with the supervision of one or more academic staff.

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

The dissertation allows students free choice in undertaking a substantial piece of independent research (15,000 words) on an Art Law subject. The dissertation enables students to engage in interdisciplinary research and to apply the knowledge, methodologies, research and study skills developed in Law, Art History and Art Law modules during the first two terms of the LLM in Art Law. These skills will be transferable to doctoral work. The dissertation will be written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module you will:

  • demonstrate a deep and systematic knowledge and understanding of chosen specialist subjects and the ability to work with theoretical and research-based knowledge at the forefront of the disciplines
  • demonstrate the capacity to devise and execute a programme of research, working independently
  • critically evaluate and apply theoretical and/or research based methodologies in developing the work
  • analyse and critically evaluate a range of primary and secondary sources, including advanced scholarship, in the chosen specialist subjects
  • synthesise information in a manner that may be innovative, utilising knowledge and processes from the forefront of the disciplines
  • communicate evidence-based, critically-evaluated and original arguments in respect of issues, debates and problems in the chosen specialised subjects
  • structure a substantial piece of written work
  • document your arguments and conclusions according to accepted norms of academic integrity
  • manage your time effectively and complete a substantial piece of independent work to a deadline
  • communicate research findings through a dissemination piece to a relevant audience

Module content

The dissertation allows students free choice in undertaking a substantial piece of independent research (15,000 words) on an Art Law subject. The dissertation enables students to engage in interdisciplinary research and to apply the knowledge, methodologies, research and study skills developed in Law, Art History and Art Law modules during the first two terms of the LLM in Art Law. These skills will be transferable to doctoral work. The dissertation will be written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
500 word dissemination piece
N/A 10
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
15000 word dissertation
N/A 90

Special assessment rules

Non-reassessable

Reassessment

None

Module feedback

Oral and written formative feedback will be give to students as part of the supervision process of the dissertation. Students will receive summative written feedback in the form of a copy of the examiners' (anonymous) joint moderated report.

Indicative reading

N/A



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