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Module code: LW860
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: LAW
International: No
Overview Overview

Module Objective: This module aims to provide postgraduate research students with an understanding of the research designs commonly employed in legal research.

Module Content: This module consist of a series of one-day events (or one-week intensive module depending on the number of students enrolled) which introduce students to various methodological approaches to the study of law. It requires students to consider in-depth the issue of research methodology and the factors that influence the choice of research methods. It combines both a theoretical and a practical approach to learning, which enables students to develop the research skills that are essential for completing their PhD (or M.Litt.).
Topics include (but are not limited to):
Introduction to legal research methodologies
Jurisprudence and legal research
Research design
Socio-legal research methods
Comparative legal research
Any aspect of this module may be changed in any given academic year, subject to the discretion of the module lecturer.

Open Learning Outcomes
Open Teaching & Learning methods
Open Assessment
Open Repeat options
Open Timetable
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