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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM107: Anthrozoology Residential

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
Participation in student-led group discussions6 hours1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10Verbal feedback from MA tutors and peers
Participation in a group blog20 hours1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE) and written feedback on the ELE 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
A 3000 word portfolio review of the lectures/papers presented at the residential, incorporating a critical discussion of the theoretical and/or methodological and/or ethical issues raised by the different speakers753,000 words1-9Written feedback
A 1000 word blog post (excluding references) which explores how an aspect of the residential spoke to the aims of the EASE working group.25Blog post (1000 words)2-7, 9


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
PortfolioPortfolio (3000 words)1-9August/September reassessment period
Blog post Blog post (1000 wors)2-7, 9August/September reassessment period