LW997-7-FY-CO:
Foundation Essay

The details
2023/24
Essex Law School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
0
24 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MA L3MV12 Theory and Practice of Human Rights,
MA L3MV24 Theory and Practice of Human Rights,
MA L3MVMO Theory and Practice of Human Rights

Module description

This is a diagnostic piece intended to provide an early opportunity to engage in academic analysis and essay writing.

Module aims

The aim of the module is to encourage the development of critical analysis and research, presentation and written communication skills. The module also aims to identify students’ essay writing strengths and areas for improvement.

Module learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for the module are to:
The Foundation Essay is a formative assessment for modules in the MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights.

It is assessed via one essay of 1000-1500 words

1. Demonstrate capacity to undertake essay writing and critically evaluate relevant sources, principles, models and issues using research skills and theoretical perspectives;
2. Demonstrate the ability to present focused, organised and structured arguments using effective and appropriate written communication skills; and
3. Demonstrate academic research skills, including multi-disciplinary research, use of library-based resources and citation of references.
The learning outcomes for the module are to:

1. Demonstrate capacity to undertake essay writing and critically evaluate relevant sources, principles, models and issues using research skills and theoretical perspectives;
2. Demonstrate the ability to present focused, organised and structured arguments using effective and appropriate written communication skills; and
3. Demonstrate academic research skills, including multi-disciplinary research, use of library-based resources and citation of references.

Module information

Students will be assigned a topic that provides an opportunity to develop the ability to display understanding of the Human Rights, engage in critical analysis and demonstrate appropriate essay writing skills.

There will be a 2-hour essay writing workshop before the Foundation Essay submission.

Learning and teaching methods

Students will be assigned a topic that provides an opportunity to develop the ability to display understanding of the law, engage in critical analysis and demonstrate appropriate essay writing skills. There will be a 2-hour essay writing workshop before the Foundation Essay submission.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Foundation Essay (LW997)  16/11/2023  100% 

Additional coursework information

The foundation essay mark does not count towards the final assessment of the degree, but is a compulsory piece of work

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.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Antonio Coco, email: antonio.coco@essex.ac.uk.
Law Education Office, pgtlawqueries@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 8 hours, 6 (75%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
2 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Law School

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