Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 11 x 2 hour seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written assignment or assignments up to a maximum of 3000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed written assignment or assignments  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of general methodological issues in human sciences

Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues in Law and Criminology

Critically understand and appreciate the Jurisprudential and Comparative presuppositions and implications of legal and criminological research in general

Critically engage in Jurisprudential and Comparative debate in the context of legal and criminological research

Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues within the context of a particular research project

Present a critical and well-informed understanding of the contribution of methodological, jurisprudential and comparative reflection to the effective development of an original research project in the field of Law and Criminology

Brief description

This module provides training in (a) an appreciation of the philosophical and epistemological foundations of legal and socio-legal research and research in cognate interdisciplinary fields and of the different objectives and principles inherent in each of these fields; and (b) the location, reading and use of different media, in particular literary and historical sources, as compared with conventional legal sources, material and documentation.


- Using historical primary sources & archive work
- Secondary sources and historiography
- Comparison of law: methodological aspects and theories
- Supranational dimension of law (international, european, cross border)
- Influential theoretical schools and streams

Note: the precise syllabus of this course may vary slightly subject to teaching staff and students? interests.


This module is at CQFW Level 7