Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3701: Law Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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
Reflective Essay1,000 words2, 9Written and Oral
Curriculum Vitae750 words1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7Written and Oral
Business Report1,000 words2, 4, 5, 6Written and Oral

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
Reflective Essay302,000 words2, 4, 9Written and Oral
Video Interview Responses2010 minutes2, 9Written and Oral
Updated Curriculum Vitae and/or LinkedIn profile10As required1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10Written and Oral
Business Report403,500 words2, 4, 5, 6Written and Oral


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
Reflective EssayReflective Essay (2,000 words) 2, 4, 9referral/deferral period
Video Interview ResponsesVideo Interview Responses (10 minutes)2, 9referral/deferral period
Updated Curriculum Vitae and/or LinkedIn profileUpdated Curriculum Vitae and/or LinkedIn profile1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10referral/deferral period
Business ReportBusiness Report (3,500 words)2, 4, 5, 6referral/deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferred students will be reassessed in the element that has been mitigated.   Students will be referred only if they achieve under 40% overall. If this is the case students will then be reassessed in any elements they have failed.

Please note if students do not achieve 40% on the reassessment attempt, they will be put on to the three year variant of their programme. This module will appear on your transcript as a fail, and you will no longer have ‘with Legal Placement’ in your degree title.