Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM078: Environmental Law and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2014/5 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
An Initial problem question on law will be set and students will be asked to produce a written answer to the problem either in the form of advice to one of the parties in the problem or by a more general discussion of the legal issues raised in the problem scenario.1,500 words3 and 6Feedback method for the formative assessment will be by individual comment on the assignment and class discussion of both the problem set and the answers given.

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
10000

...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
An extended problem question on law will be set covering diverse elements of the workshops. Students will be asked to produce a written answer to the problem either in the form of advice to one of the parties in the problem or by a more general discussion of the legal issues raised in the problem scenario.1007,500 words1-6Written comments

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
Problem question on environmental law (7,500 words)Problem question on environmental law (7,500 words)1-6August/September assessment period