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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM904: Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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 workshops2 hours6, 7Verbal feedback from supervisor and peers
Dissertation proposal500 words2, 6Written
Ethics application form1,000 words2Written

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
Dissertation10013,500 words 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Written and oral (during supervisory sessions)


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
DissertationDissertation (13,500 words)1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8January of the following academic year

Re-assessment notes

Students must have completed formative assessments before being allowed to submit summative reassessment. If students have successfully completed formative assessments but failed the summative assessments, they only need to be re-assessed on the summative component/s.