Final Year Research Project

The details
Law (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
05 August 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

LLB M100 Law,
LLB M100MS Law,
LLB M101 Law (Including Foundation Year),
LLB M107 Law (Including Placement Year),
LLB M120 Law (Including Year Abroad),
LLB M120AF Law (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM20 Law with Human Rights,
LLB MM21 Law with Human Rights (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM22 Law with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
LLB MV16 Law with Philosophy,
LLB MV18 Law with Philosophy (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MV19 Law with Philosophy (Including Placement Year),
LLB ML14 Law with Politics (Including Year Abroad),
LLB ML15 Law with Politics (Including Placement Year),
LLB ML16 Law with Politics,
LLB MN00 Law with Business,
LLB MN01 Law with Business (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN02 Law with Business (Including Placement Year),
LLB MN10 Law with Finance,
LLB MN11 Law with Finance (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MN12 Law with Finance (Including Placement Year),
LLB MM00 Law with Criminology,
LLB MM01 Law with Criminology (Including Year Abroad),
LLB MM02 Law with Criminology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This compulsory module provides an opportunity to final year students to undertake a substantial piece of legal research on a topic of their choice, with the guidance of a supervisor.
There are two taught elements in this module: the individual meetings with the supervisor, and the group tutorials in a group of approximately 9 classmates.
Students are asked to submit a proposal before the beginning of the module, and are allocated an individual supervisor who will be guiding them with regard to the research process for the completion of their project.

Module aims

* To enable the student to pursue a research project on a legally related topic of interest;

* To encourage independent research;

* To encourage students to plan and manage their own projects;

* To encourage communication of ideas through a medium appropriate to a given project.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should will be able to:

* Undertake a substantial piece of legal research;

* Discover and utilise materials relevant to a piece of legal research beyond those suggested by teaching staff, including those at the forefront of the discipline where appropriate;

*Apply techniques of legal analysis and enquiry developed throughout their degree to new areas of legal study;

*Master and present with clarity a large body of information, critically evaluating that information as necessitated by the project;

*Plan, manage and deliver a legal research project;

*Express themselves clearly in a medium appropriate to the research project.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Group tutorials relevant to all parts of the research and the final assessment Individual supervision sessions with an allocated supervisor


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Reflective Statement 15%
Coursework Essay 70%
Practical Presentation 15%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Anastasia Karatzia , Mr Niall O'Connor
Law General Office, 01206 872529, lawugadmin@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Dr Robin William John Hickey
The Queen's University of Belfast
Senior Lecturer
Prof Leslie James Moran
Birkbeck College
Professor of Law
Ms Annette Marie Morris
Cardiff University
Reader in Law
Dr Hedvig Katherine Schmidt Moutsatsos
The University of Southampton
Associate Professor
Dr Christopher Lloyd
Oxford Brookes University
Senior Lecturer
Dr Eva Steiner
King's College London
Senior Lecturer in French Law
Ms Lydia Katherine Bleasdale-Hill
The University of Leeds
Director of the Clinic
Dr Ebenezer Adodo
The University of Leicester
Associate Professor of Commercial Law
Ms Deborah Jane Rook
Principle lecturer in law
Dr Thomas Pegram
University College London
Associate Professor
Dr Karen Mc Cullagh
University of East Anglia
Lecturer in Law
Prof Julia Shaw
De Montfort University
Professor of Law
Available via Moodle
Of 277 hours, 4 (1.4%) hours available to students:
273 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Law (School of)

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