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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2031: Ethnomusicology

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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
Small individual presentation 10 minutes1, 2, 4, 6Verbal

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
Proposal for Essay252,000 words1,2,3,4,5, 7, 8Written feedback
Essay754,500 words1,2,3,4,5, 7, 8Written feedback


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
Proposal for EssayProposal for Essay (2,000 words)1,2,3,4,5,7,8August/September reassessment period
EssayEssay (4,500 words)1,2,3,4,5,7,8August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

Where you have been referred for the assessed essay, you will be given the opportunity to submit a second essay in the August/ September re-assessment period. If you are deferred you will submit the essay for the first time in September. This will constitute 100% of the module.