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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation LLM Comparative and European Private Law (LAWS11236)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryAn independent piece of research and analysis of up to 10,000 words on an approved topic in the field of comparative and European private law. The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research. The dissertation is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theory covered in the taught element of the degree and deploying a range of primary and secondary sources, comparative and bibliographic skills. Each student will be allocated a research supervisor in the second semester.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 581 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) For more information regarding this course please see the School of Law Dissertation Handbook
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 10,000 word dissertation
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Competence in advanced legal research, analysis and reasoning.
A comprehensive grasp of the relevant literature and an ability to engage in critical analysis at a high level.
Ability to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field of their specialist interest.
Ability to employ relevant legal, scientific and social science concepts and theories and methods in formulating a thesis.
Ability to manage the conduct, presentation, and timing of an independent research project, employing appropriate analytical, comparative and bibliographic skills.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 2032
Email: richard.jones@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Maree Hardie
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588
Email: maree.hardie@ed.ac.uk
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