Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3043: From "Home Lands" to "Host States": Migration, Displacement and Diaspora in the Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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
Individual presentation (depending on the size of the class)10-15 minutes1-7Verbal feedback
In-class discussion of themes covered in the previous lectures and of documents or short documentaries; In class pro and cons debates15-20 minutes1-5Verbal 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
Essay 1402,000 word essay1-5, 7Written Feedback
Essay 2603,000 word essay1-5, 7Written 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
Essay 12,000 word essay1-5, 7August/September reassessment period
Essay 23,000 word essay1-5, 7August/September reassessment period