Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3176: Researching Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

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Available via distance learning


This module is aimed at students who would like to embark upon a collaborative research project in public international law, which leads to publication in a recognized journal. It is aimed at students who would like to pursue further study at postgraduate level, or who might otherwise want to sharpen their research and writing skills. Under the supervision of Professor Mike Schmitt, students will work in small groups with each group focused on publication of a co-authored article of approximately 12,000 words. You will be both individually and collectively responsible for the final draft of the article, so you should anticipate working with other students and towards agreed deadlines. This module is open to students on Law programmes, but does not require any particular modules as pre-requisites. We intend to use a selection process when recruiting students to this module, to ensure that students are both academically very strong and able to participate in the collaborative nature of the endeavor. Students taking this module should not take either the Dissertation module or Research Paper module as well.

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