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Unit information: Supervised Individual Study (Socio-legal Studies) in 2021/22

Unit name Supervised Individual Study (Socio-legal Studies)
Unit code LAWDM0109
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Prabhat
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

LAWDM0084 and LAWDM0083

School/department University of Bristol Law School
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

Supervised Individual Study (Socio-legal Studies) is offered as part the training component of the MSc in Socio-legal Studies, a Research Masters Degree offered through the School of Law. The unit is specifically designed for students enrolled on the MSc in Socio-legal Studies and can only be taken by students enrolled on this programme.

The unit aims to ensure that students deepen their understanding of the field and its research methods within the specific area of their expected research and/or broaden their understanding of the field and its research in other areas of the subject through an individualised programme of study.

Supervised Individual Study (Socio-legal Studies) is only offered where an exceptional case can be made that student research needs cannot be met by taking one of the 20 or 30 credit unit options offered in Law, Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

Intended learning outcomes

  • In-depth understanding of a selected topic in relation to the field of socio-legal studies
  • In-depth understanding of how generic research methods may be deployed to study this selected topic
  • In-depth study across or between existing taught units

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a variety of asynchronous and synchronous activities

Assessment Details

The assessment will usually be an extended essay of 4000 words showing an in-depth understanding of the selected topic, but equivalent forms of assessment can be discussed with the Pathway Director.

The topic chosen should be related to the student's prospective dissertation topic (or PhD project where applicable), but it should not duplicate work submitted for the dissertation proposal or synopsis

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. LAWDM0109).

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