Research on an approved subject relating to international law or international relations, leading to the writing of a research paper. The research paper should provide evidence of the student's ability to collect and evaluate information; construct, test and defend an argument; and critically examine theories and empirical trends in the area of academic enquiry. The research paper will normally be internally assessed.
1 x 22.5-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into MLAWILR-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) 1a Admission into MLAWILIR-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) 1b Admission into MLAWILIRA-Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) [1.5 years] Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b))
This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.
9000 word dissertation
This topic aims to:
Provide students with an opportunity to undertake research and write a research paper of up to 9,000 words in length
Enable students to provide evidence of ability to collect and evaluate information; construct, test and defend an argument; and critically examine theories and empirical trends in the area of academic enquiry, sufficient to equip them to undertake a Research Higher Degree PhD
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:
Manage a piece of sustained research and writing
Work in an independent way, largely taking responsibility for the form, argument and quality of the final thesis
Understand the critical need to employ reliable research methods
Support an extended argument with appropriate and convincing evidence by way of well-organized footnotes and bibliographic support
Achieve a level of originality in some aspect(s) of the thesis submitted
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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