Teaching and Assessment
Teaching at postgraduate level
Within our School, we aim to use small group teaching so you have the
right environment to learn, develop your ideas and discuss issues with
academics and fellow students. You are mainly taught through seminars where
you discuss legal issues and may be asked to make presentations. Your
seminars will be supplemented by lectures, where necessary.
Teaching will encourage you to think about the conceptual issues
underlying the various topics you will be looking at, but we also focus on
the practical application of the law to various situations.
Full details of teaching and assessment for each course are included in
our course finder.
As part of your studies you can undertake supervised independent research
so you achieve an in-depth understanding of the subject. This will give you
a solid basis for further academic study and an additional perspective on
your work, if you are resuming a career as a legal practitioner.
How you will be assessed
You are mainly assessed by written coursework and submission of a
15,000-20,000 word dissertation at the end of the year. Some modules are
assessed by written examination, which includes take-home examinations. In
order to proceed to the dissertation stage of your course, you need to have
received satisfactory marks for your examinations and coursework.