LLM Dissertation (839M3)

45 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

You’ll design and carry out a project of research under individual supervision.

You’re encouraged to apply the theoretical and practical principles of research methodology when producing your dissertation.


100%: Lecture


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 450 hours of work. This breaks down into about 6 hours of contact time and about 444 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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.