LLM Dissertation (839M3)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

All LLM students design and carry out a project of research under individual supervision.

You are encouraged to apply the theoretical and practical principles of research methodology, which were addressed by the module Advanced Research for LLM Students, when producing your 10,000-word dissertation.


100%: Lecture


15%: Coursework (Report)
85%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 450 hours of work. This breaks down into 6 hours of contact time and 444 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: