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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation LLM International Law (LAWS11459)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 agreed topic within the field.
Course description The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research and is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theories covered in the taught element of the programme.

Each student is allocated a research supervisor in the second semester.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, 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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 10,000 Word Dissertation (100%)
Feedback Feedback will be provided in written form via Learn, the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake a sustained piece of supervised but independent work in the relevant field, displaying a mix (appropriate to the selected research topic and question) of research skills, analytic skills, theoretical understanding and substantive knowledge.
  2. Evidence a comprehensive grasp of the relevant literature and an ability to engage in critical analysis at a high level.
  3. Employ relevant legal, scientific and social science concepts and theories and methods in formulating a thesis.
  4. Manage the conduct, presentation and timing of an independent research project, employing appropriate analytical comparative and bibliographic skills.
  5. Demonstrate a competence in advanced legal research, analysis and reasoning.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Skills and Abilities in Research and Enquiry
On completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of the relevant literature and an ability to engage in critical analysis at a high level.

Skills and Abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
On completion of this course, the student will be able to employ relevant legal, scientific and social science concepts and theories and methods in formulating a thesis.

Skills and Abilities in Communication
On completion of this course, the student will be able to manage the conduct, presentation and timing of an independent research project, employing appropriate analytical comparative and bibliographic skills.

Skills and Abilities in Personal Effectiveness
On completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate a competence in advanced legal
research, analysis and reasoning.
KeywordsInternational Law,LLM,Law,Level 11,Postgraduate,Dissertation
Contacts
Course organiserProf Nehal Bhuta
Tel: (0131 6)51 4565
Email: Nehal.Bhuta@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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