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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015C: The Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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
Oral contributions during seminars22 x 2-hour seminars1-4, 7Immediate oral feedback from peers and tutor
Draft of individual written submission1000 words1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8Written peer feedback
Pre-trial oral group submissions (filmed)5 minutes per person1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8Immediate oral feedback

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
10000

...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
Individual written argumentative submission351500 words1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE.
Reflective commentary on pre-trial oral submissions10800 words1-8Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE.
Reflective commentary on teamwork undertaken over the course of the module and on completed peer questionnaires10800 words6Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE.
Research essay on a controversy in tort law453000 words1-5, 7, 8Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the 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
Individual written argumentative submissionIndividual written argumentative submission (1500 words)1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8August/September reassessment period
Reflective commentary on pre-trial oral submissionsReflective commentary on pre-trial oral submissions (800 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
Reflective commentary on teamwork undertaken over the course of the module and on completed peer questionnairesReflective commentary on teamwork undertaken over the course of the module and on completed peer questionnaires (800 words)6August/September reassessment period
Research essay on a controversy in tort lawResearch essay on a controversy in tort law (3000 words)1-5, 7, 8August/September reassessment period