Type of module:

Summary module description:
Critical analysis of the significance of gender in a range of legal areas through a major research project.

This module aims to develop and enhance students’ knowledge of an area of gender and law which is of interest to them, and to develop their ability to analyse and critically evaluate the law and issues in the field.

Assessable learning outcomes:
After completing the module, students will:

  • be able to analyse and critically evaluate a range of legal and non-legal materials that are relevant to gender and law;
  • be able to synthesise wide-ranging material and to articulate arguments effectively and clearly in writing an assessed essay;
  • develop their knowledge and understanding of an area of law in which they are interested.

Additional outcomes:
This module will also encourage the development of independent learning, as well as communication skills and personal responsibility.

Outline content:
Students will research and write a major essay on a topic to be agreed with the module convenor.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching and learning is primarily in the form of regular supervision, though is informed by students’ participation in the compulsory modules for the M Res programme. Students will be given the opportunity to attend any relevant lectures or seminars in the Masters or Honours level modules.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10 10
Project Supervision 1 1
Guided independent study 89 89
Total hours by term 100.00 100.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
15 page essay (formatted in accordance with the School of Law’s Assessed Work Rules).

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
See School of Law PGT Programme Handbook

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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