Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM094: Human Dignity and Human Rights in the EU

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
A detailed essay outline and a fully written up introduction, to be submitted on a voluntary and rolling basis for each workshop. Each student is encouraged to do this once during the term.600 words each1-7Feedback will be given for one outline per student, with individual feedback on the formative work and general comments to the group where they are relevant to the whole group.

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
An essay on a topic chosen by each student with the lecturer’s guidance and approval1007,500 words1-7Written comments on feedback sheet with opportunity for an individual meeting with lecturer for further oral feedback


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
EssaySame topic as originally agreed (7,500 words)1-7August/September reassessment period