Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015: Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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
Workshop topics to be researched and reported upon both individually and in groups6 x 1.5 hours1-5, 7-9Immediate oral feedback from tutors and peers.
Formative Essay 700 words1-6, 8-9Individual indicative mark and individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available. General comments given in a lecture or on ELE.

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
Written examination1003 hours1-6, 8-10Individual written feedback, with supplementary oral feedback available


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
Written examination (3 hours)Written examination (3 hours)1-6, 8-10August / September referred / deferred period

Re-assessment notes

If the module is failed and cannot be condoned you will:

i) resit the exam and be capped at the pass mark (40%)