Module details for Year 3 Project Semester 2


This supervised module affords students the opportunity of working on their own, developing their skills of independent legal research and learning.


The aim of this Module is to enable students to undertake a piece of independent legal research into an appropriate area, chosen by themselves and approved by their supervisors.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Develop further their ability to use and analyse legal sources, evaluate legal literature and to use legal reasoning

2.  Demonstrate their ability, independently, to analyse, synthesise, and evaluate knowledge and information relating to a specific legal issue

3.  Develop further their written communication skills and time management skills in the pursuit and completion of the project

4.  Demonstrate higher level legal research and writing skills and reflection

Indicative Content

1 Research led study

This module enables students to develop research skills and to acquire a deep understanding of an area of law chosen in conjunction with the module tutor.

2 Method of support and guidance

Students will build on previous research skills developed as part of coursework writing in the first and second year of study. Supervision of the project will take place through regular face-to-face meetings.

3 Critical thinking and evaluation

Students will be expected to form a thorough understanding of the area of research, and to demonstrate further progress in higher level skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This module will also help prepare students for their honours dissertation in fourth year.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 4
Practical Activity 6
Assessment 40
Independent 150
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.