Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3024: Public International Law

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.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay1,300 words1-9Students will be given written or oral feedback from the course instructor.
Mock exam- voluntary and peer-marked1 hours and 30 minutes 1-10Peer-to –peer assessment and feedback will be provided. Peer-marking material and guidance will be made available on ELE; further guidance from tutor available on request

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

...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
Essay403,000 words1-9Written feedback and a numerical grade
Examination- seen 48 hours ahead602 hours and 15 minutes1-10Written feedback and a numerical grade


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
EssayEssay (3,000 words)1-9August/September assessment period
Examination- seen 48 hours aheadExamination (2 hours and 15 minutes)1-10August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Students resubmitting their analyses will have to have attended a further inquiry and written a fresh analysis.