Dissertation (Corruption, Law and Governance) (703M3)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

You will 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 in the module Advanced Research for LLM Students, in the production of your dissertation.

The aim of the dissertation is for you to accomplish an extended piece of research work on a topic of your choice. It's designed to deepen your appreciation of environmental law and develop your research skills.


100%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 10 hours of contact time and about 440 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.