Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3040: Anthropology Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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
Initial dissertation plan and bibliography1500 words1,4,5,6Written
A first draft of the dissertationVariable with the aim to submit as complete a draft as possible 1-6Written
2 presentations of work in progress (one per term)5-10 mins each in the context of the seminars1, 2, 6Oral

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
Final dissertation (integrating the dissertation plan, first draft, and bibliography)1009,000 words1-8Written


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
DissertationDissertation (9,000 words)1-8August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Any dissertation plan and bibliography as well as dissertation for which extension has been granted will be assessed in the same way as a dissertation submitted to the original deadline.