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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015C: The Law of Torts

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
You will receive feedback on any work presented at, and oral contributions made during, the seminars22 x 2 hours seminars1-6 and 9Immediate oral feedback from tutors and peers.
Formative Essay700 words1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9Individual indicative mark and individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on ELE

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
25750

...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
Essay252000 words1-6, 8-9Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on ELE.
Written examination752 hours and 15 minutes1-6, 8-10Individual written feedback, with more general comment available on ELE

Re-assessment

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
EssayEssay (2000 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
Written examinationWritten examination (2 hours and 15 minutes)1-6, 8 and 10August/September Reassessment period