Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3148: European Convention on Human Rights: Theory and Practice

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
Workshop presentations based on team workAbout 5 minutes/presentation1-10Oral feedback from the tutor in class
Voluntary individual mock examinationOne hour – students will be given an essay question or similar exercise to answer in self-imposed examination conditions 1-10Oral feedback with the whole group and written comments on individual draft introduction submitted to tutor

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
Examination1003 hours 1-10Written comments on exam papers and possibility of face to face meeting with tutor. General written feedback to the whole class posted on ELE.


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
3 hour Examination3 hour Examination1-10At the standard period of re-assessment, i.e. August.