Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2100: Political Conflicts in Europe

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
ParticipationActive participation in class discussions based on weekly readings1-7Verbal Feedback
Essay plan400 words, to be discussed with peers1-6Verbal peer feedback

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
Essay602,500 words1-6Written Feedback
Group Presentation207 minutes per student (assessment based on individual presentation)1-7Verbal Feedback
Reaction to reading20800 words, reaction to a reading posted online on ELE before the session (so they can inform in-class discussions)1-6Verbal 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
EssayEssay (2,500 words)1-6August/September reassessment period
Presentation1000 word report covering the topic of the presentation1-7August/September reassessment period
Reactions to readings1,600 word reaction paper1-6August/September reassessment period