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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM103: Applied Anthrozoology

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Non-assessed exercisesWeekly Q&A discussions and reflexive exercises on VLE discussion forums (equivalent to 2 hours or 750 words per week)1, 2, 3, 5Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE and/or The Den (Anthrozoology group on Exeter's social networking site) and written feedback on the discussion forums.
Fieldwork diaryApproximately 2,500 words2, 5, 6Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE) and written feedback on the discussion forums.

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Completion of ethics application201,500 words1-6Written
Written and verbal
Reflexive journal201,500 words2, 5, 7Written
Individual presentation2010 minutes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8Written
Research report403,000 words1, 2, 4, 7, 8


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Completion of ethics application formCompletion of ethics application form (1,500 words)1-6August/September reassessment period
Reflexive journalReflexive journal (1,500 words)2, 5, 7August/September reassessment period
PresentationPresentation (10 minutes)1, 2, 4, 7, 8August/September reassessment period
August/September reassessment period
Research reportResearch report (3,000 words)1, 2, 4, 7, 8