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.
-excellent -Excellent: A- to A* (70+%) An outstanding, possibly brilliant, 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.
-good -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.
-another level-C- to C+: 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.
-threshold -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.
- Demonstrate the ability to present ideas and reasoned arguments orally using a short focused presentation including using use information technology programme such as PowerPoint.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate reasoned and clearly structured written arguments on a legal topic succinctly using appropriate referencing systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, and articulate arguments in a problem area.
- Demonstrate the ability to independently conduct sustained and focused research on a selected legal topic in order to create a well-balanced argument.
- Identify, obtain, critically review, and analyse relevant legal and associated materials from various sources.
Presentation - Students will present a 10 minute presentation to staff and students in a conference format with an additional 5 minutes for questions