MRes Dissertation (LAW) LAW5057P
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Law
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
The Dissertation course consists of independent research guided to a limited extent by a supervisor with some expertise in the student's chosen research topic.
Requirements of Entry
Completion of taught courses.
Components of MRes in Law
Dissertation of 15,000 words comprises 100% of the assessment
Main Assessment In: August
To plan and successfully undertake an extended piece of independent research and deliver it on time, well presented;
To present a sustained argument;
To use library and IT resources to an advanced level;
To understand and be able to explain complex arguments relating to legal methodology
To offer a critical commentary and a personal viewpoint on these arguments.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
Demonstrate ability to complete a major and worthwhile piece of work under supervision, but largely independently;
Demonstrate ability to write an academic paper which is well organised and clearly communicates content to readers;
Demonstrate the ability to explore questions of legal method in depth;
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of a specific area in depth;
Demonstrate the ability to formulate a research plan and to carry this through to completion.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Completion of dissertation 15,000 words