Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ARAM186A: International Relations of the Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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.
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 assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|In-depth discussion on specified topics on the basis of set readings||Weekly||1-9||Oral feedback|
|Small and large group discussions and analysis of case studies||Weekly||1-9||Oral feedback|
|Student presentations on essay topics||Weekly||1-9||Oral feedback|
|Role-playing and simulation exercises||Weekly||1-9||Oral feedback|
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.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Book review||40||1,500 words||1-9||Written feedback|
|Essay||60||2,500 words||1-9||Written 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 assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Book review||Book review (1,500 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Essay||Essay (2,500 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|