Dissertation Skills (Corruption, Law and Governance) (708M3)

Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

All LLM students complete a dissertation as part of the course. This means you design and carry out a project of research under individual supervision.

When producing your 8000-word dissertation, you're encouraged to apply the theoretical and practical principles of research methodology which you addressed in your previous module; 'Advanced Research for LLM Students'.

The aims of your dissertation module are to:

  • accomplish an extended piece of research work on a topic of your choice
  • deepen your appreciation of environmental law
  • develop appropriate research skills.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 10 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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: