Research is core to the Faculty's Masters-level and PhD programmes.
LLM and MPhil programmes with coursework and dissertation require a submisision of not more than 25,000 words. Although an original contribution to knowledge is always desirable in a minor dissertation/research paper, it is not an essential requirement. However, candidates must show that they have:
- a thorough knowledge of the chosen subject
- mastered techniques required for competent research in law;
- the capacity for independent thought and sound reasoning;
- satisfactorily presented the results of research.
The School for Advanced Legal Studies has developed guidelines for Masters-level minor dissertations and research papers - read these guidelines thoroughly before embarking on your research to understanding details of:
- What is Expected of a Minor Dissertation/Research Paper?
- Finding a Supervisor
- Expectations and Responsibilities of Students and Supervisors
- Conflict Resolution
- Publication and Copyright
- Research Ethics
- Language policy
- Postgraduate Writing Centre
- Guidelines on the Format of the Minor Dissertations/Research Paper
- Guidelines on Language and Style
- Submission and Examination Process
- Important Contacts in the Law Faculty
All students registered for a dissertation component must complete the Memorandum of Understanding at the point of registration (or submit to firstname.lastname@example.org). Returning students are required to complete the Annual Supplement to the Memorandum of Understanding at the point of registration each academic year.