Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SSIM908: Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
Draft proposal500 words5Oral feedback in one-to-one meeting
Draft annotated bibliography1500 words3-4Oral feedback in one-to-one meeting
Draft mid-term report1000 words1-4,6Oral feedback in one-to-one meeting
Draft final report2000 words1-4,6Oral feedback in one-to-one meeting

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
Proposal10500 words5Written comments to accompany mark
Annotated bibliography301500 words3-4Written comments to accompany mark
Mid-term report201000 words1-4, 6Written comments to accompany mark
Final report402000 words1-4, 6Written comments to accompany mark

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
ProposalProposal (500 words)5August/September reassessment period
Annotated bibliographyAnnotated bibliography (1500 words)3-4August/September reassessment period
Mid-term reportMid-term report (1000 words)1-4,6August/September reassessment period
Final ReportFinal Report (2000 words)1-4, 6August/September reassessment period