Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ARAM190: Research Methods Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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.

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
70030

...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
Presentation (individual) on Dissertation Methodology and a written summary of at least 1000 words to be submitted with copies of PowerPoint slides used.3010 minutes1-7Oral and or written feedback
4000 word essay on topic close to your prgoramme as advised in module handbook704,000 words1-7Oral and or written feedback
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0
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0

Re-assessment

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
Presentation on Dissertation Methodology and a written summary of presentation to be submitted with copies of PowerPoint slides used.Written copy of presentation on methodology, in fair copy, submitted with accompanying materials such as Power Point , handouts, etc. where appropriate1-7August-September re-assessment period
4000 word essay on topic close to your programme as advised in the module handbook4000 word essay on topic close to your programme as advised in the module handbook1-7August/September re-assessment period