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Unit information: Supervised Individual Study in 2016/17

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Unit name Supervised Individual Study
Unit code LAWDM0122
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Pieraccini
Open unit status Not open




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

Description including Unit Aims

Supervised Individual Study (Environment, Energy and Resilience) is offered as part of the MRes in Environment, Energy and Resilience, an interdisciplinary programme in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law offered through the Law School. The unit is specifically designed for students enrolled on the MRes in Environment, Energy and Resilience 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.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • In-depth understanding of a selected topic in relation to the field of Environment, Energy and Resilience
  • 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 Information

Supervised Individual Study will normally be conducted independently with regular, negotiated, supervisory contact. The programme is delivered innovatively and flexibly, which is of particular value to part-time students. It can involve a mix of one-to-one or group workshops (with the prospective supervisor and student) and seminar participation in parts or all of particular units from an approved list, varied according to the needs of the individual and with formal learning outcomes.

Assessment Information

2000 word essay assessment

The assessment will assess all the Intended Learning Outcomes for this unit.

Reading and References

The reading and references will by nature be specific to the individual student's research topic, and are negotiated on a case by case basis.

The Environment, Energy and Resilience Pathway Director agrees with each student and their prospective supervisor a programme of supervised study relevant to their expected area of research. The supervisor is either the student’s likely dissertation supervisor or assigned PhD supervisor (where applicable).