Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM084: Conflict, Security and Development in World Politics

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
One essay plan300 words1, 2, 7Oral in office hours

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
85015

...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
Essay 1353000 words1, 3-8Written/oral
Essay 2504000 words2-8 Written/oral
Group Presentation1520 Minutes + 500-word handout2, 4, 9Written/oral
0
0
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
Essay 13000 word essay1, 3-8August/September re-assessment period.
Essay 24000 word essay2-8 August/September re-assessment period.
Group presentation10 Minute individual presentation + 500-word handout2, 4, 9Beginning of Term 2

Re-assessment notes

Rearranged presentations will take place in lecturer’s office at a mutually agreeable time