Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW2041: Equity and Trusts

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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
Essay*2,000 words1-10Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available.
*See summative assessment: students have two opportunities to submit an essay. They may use the first opportunity as formative and submit a second essay.

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
40600

...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
Examination602 hours1-7, 9-10Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available
Essay (the higher mark of two essays*) 402,000 words1-10Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available
0*The student will have two opportunities to write an essay for summative assessment (one in the first term and one in the second). A student may choose only to complete one (in which case the mark awarded will be the mark for this 40% part of the assessment) or to complete two (in which case the higher of the two marks will be taken).
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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
Examination (60%)Examination (2 hours)1-7, 9-10August reassessment period
Essay (40%)**One essay (2,000 words)1-10August reassessment period
** If a student achieves less than 40% in one essay but 40% or more in the other, the higher mark will be taken. If a student achieves less than 40% in both essays, and is permitted to refer, he or she may submit a third essay (and will be capped at 40%). If a student defers in respect of one or both essays, he or she may submit one deferred essay and the mark awarded for it will be taken.