Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM716: The International Law of Military Operations
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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|
|Seminar paper forming the basis of a presentation to the group, which is formatively assessed and does not count towards the end-of-module summative assessment||1,000 words||1-6||Individual and collective oral feedback from the module convenor and the seminar group|
|Individual oral seminar presentation to the seminar group on the basis of the seminar paper as prepared and submitted to the class||1530 minutes||1-6||Individual and collective oral feedback from the module convenor and the seminar group|
|Individual and group work forming part of a simulated command post exercise||1,000 words||1-6||Individual and collective oral feedback from the exercise participants|
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|
|Written essay||50||3,000 words||1-6||Written with percentage grade|
|Examination||50||2 hours||1-7||Written with percentage grade|
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|
|Written essay||Written essay (3000 words)||1-6||August/September re-assessment period|
|Examination||Examination (2 hours)||1-7||August/September re-assessment period|