Criminal Law Dissertation
Criminal Law Dissertation 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The module will provide students with the opportunity to develop their research skills; an opportunity to develop their skills of written and oral presentation and an opportunity to research a topic in more depth than is otherwise possible during their undergraduate studies.
-threshold -D- to D+ (40-49%) An answer which, while predominantly correct in its presentation of material, contains a significant level of error and is therefore not entirely reliable. -good -B- to B+ (60-69%) High Standard: A comprehensive answer, containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in an argument which, while clear, logical and critical, leaves room for improvement in its construction and presentation. An answer which shows complete competence in the subject. -excellent -A- to A* (70+%) An outstanding answer containing all the material relevant to the question and no irrelevancy, all the material and references being accurate and correct, there being no inaccuracy or error, the whole presented in a clear, logical, critical argument with little room for improvement. An answer which demonstrates a complete mastery of the subject. -another level-C- to C+ (50-59%) An answer which, while always in the main accurate and correct, fails to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant material and is lacking in criticism. An answer which while reliable with regard to correctness is either not comprehensive or not entirely pertinent.
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in structuring and articulating arguments in a problem area within criminal law
- Demonstrate expertise in the research area when succinctly responding to questions on the dissertation topic
- Demonstrate mastery of appropriate referencing systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in presenting research findings orally, using a Powerpoint presentation (or similar)
- Display evidence of original analytical thinking or problem solving, including the ability to analyse legal authorities in contexts relevant to the dissertation topic.
- Synthesise and critically evaluate relevant published information on a specific topic of research
Dissertation proposal outlining the intended topic area.
Dissertation of 8,000-10,000 words
10 minute oral presentation on the dissertation content followed by 5 minutes for questions.