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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3158: Law and Philosophy

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
Essays (five essays in total)1,000 words per essay1-10Written and Oral

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
Best three out of maximum five essays (each essay equal weight)1001,000 words per essay1-10Written and Oral


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
Best three out of maximum five essaysOne essay: 3,0001-10August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

During this module, you will have the opportunity to write five essays. Your best three marks will constitute your summative grade. If you fail any individual essay, there is no re-assessment. If you fail overall, then you will be set one further essay, on a topic covered during the module. Since it is only one essay, it will be longer.