Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3126: Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies

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
Week 8 Essay Workshop Each student will prepare a presentation handout and give a short presentation about their 2,500 word essay.1-9Oral feedback and guidance will be provided on the spot by the module convenor.

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
Essay301500 words1-9written feedback and mark
Essay502500 words1-9written feedback and mark
Individual class presentation2015 minutes1-7, 9oral and written


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 1essay (1500 words)1-9August/September assessment period
Essay 2essay (2500 words)1-9August/September assessment period
Individual Class PresentationWritten summary of presentation (1000 words)1-7,9August/September assessment period