Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2015C: The Law of Torts
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.
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|
|Abstract/outline/bibliography for research essay||500 words||1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8||Written feedback|
|Pre-trial oral group submissions||Up to 30 minutes per group||1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 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|
|Individual written argumentative submission||35||2,000 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 pre-trial oral submissions||10||800 words||1-8||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE|
|Reflective commentary on teamwork||10||800 words||6||Individual written feedback. Supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on the ELE|
|Research essay||45||3,000 words||1-5, 7, 8|
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 pre-trial oral submissions||Reflective commentary on pre-trial oral submissions (800 words)||1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8||August/September reassessment period|
|Reflective commentary on teamwork||Reflective commentary on teamwork (800 words)||6||August/September reassessment period|
|Research essay||Research essay on a controversy in tort law (3,000 words)||1-5, 7, 8||August/September reassessment period|