Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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.
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 assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Initial dissertation plan and reading list||1,500 words||1,4,6||Written feedback|
|Presentation of work-in-progress Term 1||5 minutes||1,2,3,4,6||Verbal feedback|
|Presentation of work-in-progress Term 2||5 minutes||1,2,3,4,6||Verbal feedback|
|First draft of dissertation||Variable with the aim to submit as complete a draft as possible||1,2,3,4,5,6||Written feedback|
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.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Final dissertation (integrating the dissertation plan, first draft, and bibliography)||100||9,000 words||1-6||Written 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 assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Dissertation||Dissertation (9,000 words)||1-6||August/September reassessment period|
Where you have been referred/deferred for your written assignment, you will have the opportunity to submit new assignment in the August/September reassessment period.