Undergraduate Module Descriptor
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.
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|
|Learning Log||You are expected to write about 200 words per week in your learning log.||1-2,4,6-9||You may discuss with your supervisor specific issues arising in your research and noted in your log; peer feedback available through research discussion meetings|
|A sample may be submitted to your supervisor for feedback as set out in the module handbook.||2500 words||1-9||Individual oral and/or written feedback from supervisor during supervision meetings as set out in the module handbook|
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|
|Dissertation||100||12,000 words||1-9||Feedback sheet and (if needed) individual meeting with supervisor|
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(12,000 words)||1-9||August / September re-assessment period|
It is expected that students who fail their dissertation will re-submit it on the same topic to reflect on and learn from the feedback they will have received on the dissertation originally submitted. Any derogation from this will have to be discussed with and approved by the module convenor.