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LLM Dissertation - LAW00069M

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kathryn Wright
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The Module aims:

  • To allow students to research a particular topic of their own choice in law broadly construed;
  • To allow students to develop expertise in a particular area of 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 academic work in law;
  • The ability to construct, structure and write an extended piece of work in 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
Essay : Dissertation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



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

Module feedback

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

Indicative reading

Indicative reading is not applicable here.

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