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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3700: Law with Legal Placement: Placement Module

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
Reflective log to be submitted to the Programme Director within 28 days of the end of the placement500 words to be completed for first department in which you are placed.AllWritten feedback
Business Report – draftNo more than 1,000 wordsAllFeedback by tutor via skype or face-to-face

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
Business Report503,500 words due within 28 days of the end of the placementAllWritten feedback
Placement Presentation3010 minute presentation to be delivered to a panel of placement professionals and academic representatives AllOral and written feedback
Reflective log20500 words to be completed for each term plus an additional 800 words to be focused on innovation in law / developments and future of legal profession.AllWritten 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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Business ReportBusiness Report, 3,500 words (50%) AllAugust/ September assessment period
Placement PresentationAction Plan (30%)AllAugust/ September assessment period
Reflective LogReflective Essay 1,800 words (20%)AllAugust/ September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Deferred students will be reassessed in the element that has been mitigated.   Students will be referred only if they achieve under 40% overall. If this is the case students will then be reassessed in any elements they have failed.

Please note if students do not achieve 40% on the reassessment attempt, they will be put on to the three year variant of their programme. This module will appear on your transcript as a fail, but you will no longer have ‘with Legal Placement’ in your degree title.