Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2015C: The Law of Torts
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.
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|
|Oral contributions during seminars||9 x 2-hour seminars||1-4, 7||Immediate oral feedback from peers and tutor|
|Written preparatory exercise||500 words||1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8||Written feedback|
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|
|Legal problem||35||2000 words||1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE|
|Reflective commentary on skills||20||800 words||6||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE|
|Research essay||45||3000 words||1-5, 7, 8||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE|
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|
|Individual written argumentative submission||Individual written argumentative submission (2,000 words)||1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8||August/September reassessment period|
|Reflective commentary on skills (800 words)||Reflective commentary on skills (800 words)||6||August/September reassessment period|
|Research essay||Research essay on a controversy in tort law (3000 words)||1-5, 7, 8||August/September reassessment period|
Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.
Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.