Essex Law School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
23 October 2023
Requisites for this module
LLM M2M012 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
LLM M2M024 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
MA M90112 Human Rights and Cultural Diversity,
MA M90124 Human Rights and Cultural Diversity,
LLM M10112 International Human Rights Law,
LLM M10124 International Human Rights Law,
MA L3MV12 Theory and Practice of Human Rights,
MA L3MV24 Theory and Practice of Human Rights,
MA L3MVMO Theory and Practice of Human Rights,
LLM M20012 International Humanitarian Law,
LLM M20024 International Humanitarian Law,
LLM M1AA12 International Human Rights and Economic Law,
LLM M1AA24 International Human Rights and Economic Law
The dissertation is an independent and research-led piece of work under the guidance of an academic supervisor. Students are to undertake an individual research programme and apply appropriate methodologies on a topic within the scope of the Human Rights LLMs. The topic will be approved by the academic supervisor and the postgraduate taught director and provides an opportunity to develop and display an extensive knowledge of the law and, drawing on applicable legislations, case law and scholarly works, to engage in critical evaluation and analysis of relevant legal issues.
The aim of the module is to encourage the development of independent research, presentation and communication skills, the ability to set own goals and keep to working schedules and to facilitate in-depth and critical engagement of the legal issues in an extended formal piece of legal writing within the Human Rights LLMs. The module also aims to develop the ability to present legal arguments and opinions in relation to the chosen topic through library research, fieldwork or other relevant study.
The learning outcomes for the module are to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the legal rules, concepts, models, principles and institutions in a chosen topic and be able to systematically discuss the legal, practical and business context in which they operate, including their benefits, limitations and challenges;
2. Demonstrate capacity to undertake independent legal research and selecting appropriate methodologies for investigating and critical evaluating relevant legal rules, principles, models and issues using research skills and theoretical perspectives;
3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and evaluate critically large and complex amounts of legal data from more than one source or jurisdiction and to apply legal data to specific facts and deduce likely outcomes where the law is indeterminate;
4. Demonstrate the ability to identify, select and organise materials and produce coherent and convincing arguments and to engage in critical thinking and academic debates using persuasive, effective and appropriate written communication skills; and
5. Demonstrate independent legal research and study skills, including multi-disciplinary research and use of library-based resources.
No additional information available.
There will be a 2-hour essay dissertation workshop.
Each student will be assigned to an Academic Supervisor.
Students will have supervision meetings with their Academic Supervisors and note them in the Supervision Record Form.
Information on learning and teaching methods and materials will be available on the module Moodle page.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
100 per cent Coursework Mark
100 per cent Coursework Mark
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Antonio Coco, email: email@example.com.
Law Education Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Titilayo Adebola
University of Aberdeen
Lecturer in Law
Available via Moodle
Of 4 hours, 4 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
Essex Law School
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