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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3026: Employment Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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
Essay or problem question1,000 words1-8Individual written comments from lecturer and general feedback to cohort
Written outline of an evaluative opinion500 words1-8Individual oral feedback from lecturer and general feedback to cohort

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
Examination (take-home, open book) 672 hours intended duration (within a 24-hour submission window) 1-8Result and written feedback, with discussion upon individual request
Individual presentation3310 minutes1-8Individual feedback and general feedback to cohort


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
Examination Examination (take-home, open book) Examination (2 hours take-home, open book; same as above) 1-8August/September re-assessment period
Individual presentation Individual presentation (10 minutes)1-8August/September re-assessment period