Undergraduate Module Descriptor
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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|
|Discussion of research and analysis development through individual supervision meetings and in the context of group workshops||At least three meetings per term||1-2, 4, 6-9||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|
|Research Report||20||2,000 words||1, 2, 4, 7, 8||Written feedback sheet and individual meeting with supervisor|
|Dissertation||80||10,000 words||1-9||Written feedback 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|
|Research report||Research report (2,000 words)||1, 2, 4, 7, 8||August/September re-assessment period|
|Dissertation||Dissertation (10,000 words) (100%)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
Students who fail the dissertation module will be required to submit a reworked paper on the same topic to reflect on and learn from the feedback they will have received on the dissertation as submitted at first instance.