Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3077: Global Environmental Politics and Policy

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
Essay research question100 words1-3, 4, 6, 7, 9Written
Essay research proposal500 words1-3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10Written
Seminar and tutorial participationweekly1-10Verbal

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
Examination301.5 hours1-7, 10Written
Essay605,000 words1-10Written
Individual Essay presentation1015 minutes10Verbal


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
1.5 hour examination1.5 hour examination1-7, 10August/September reassessment period
5,000 word essay5,000 word essay1-10August/September reassessment period
15 minute essay presentation15 minute presentation to module leader10August/September reassessment period