Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1006: State and Society

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
In-class test quizzes (ResponseWare)Single questions interspersed throughout lecture.1-9Oral, by lecturer
Open answer problems/group workGroups of students will have to apply theory to cases in tutorials1-8Oral by tutor and peers

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
ELE Quiz 17.510 minutes1-9Written
ELE Quiz 27.510 minutes1-9Written
ELE Quiz 37.510 minutes1-9Written
ELE Quiz 47.510 minutes1-9Written
Final Exam702 hours1-9Written


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
QuizzesEquivalent of 4x10 minutes1-9August/September re-assessment period
Final Exam2 hours1-9August/September re-assessment period