Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM206: Public Sector Finance for Managers (MPA ONLY)

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 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.

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
100

...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
Web-based assessment (based on set text or texts). The assessment to be a review of a key text or article made available in advance of the module201,000 words1, 3, 5One Week marking turnaround with written feedback.
Reflective Learning Log20800 words1-10Written Feedback through ELE.
Coursework Essay602,500 words1-10One week marking turnaround with written feedback

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
Web-based assessment (based on set text or texts). The assessment to be a review of a key text or article made available in advance of the moduleWeb-based assessment (1,000 words)1,3,5Next reassessment period
Reflective Learning LogReflective Learning Log (800 words)1-10Next reassessment period
Coursework EssayCoursework Essay (2,500 words)1-10Next reassessment period