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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2028: Islamist Movements: From the Muslim Brothers to the Islamic State

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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
Individual oral presentation15 minutes1-7Verbal feedback
Act as a discussant in one other presentation15 minutes1-6Verbal 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

...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
Academic Policy Brief or Opinion ‘Op-Ed ‘ Article401,200 words1-7Written feedback
Analytical Essay552,000 words1-7Written feedback
Seminar Attendance (including presentation and participation in the discussions)511 seminars1-7Oral/written feedback (PTA)


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
Academic Policy Brief or Opinion ‘Op-Ed ‘ ArticlePolicy Brief or Academic Opinion ‘Op-Ed ‘ article (1,200 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Analytical EssayAnalytical Essay (2,000 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Seminar AttendancePresentation material sent to the seminar teacher (800 words)1-7August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

In case a student misses most of the seminars and is unable to present, they will be able to send the material they would have used in the class setting for the seminar teacher to evaluate.