Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1022: Violence in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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
Peer reviews of presentations5 minutes1-14, 16Oral
Examination practice sessions300-500 words1-14, 16Oral

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
Unseen Exam651.5 hours1-12, 15-16Written
Group presentation3525 minutes (5-10 minutes per student)1-16Written and oral


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
Unseen examUnseen exam (1.5 hours)1-12, 15-16August/September re-assessment period
Group presentationWritten summary by relevant individual(s)1-12, 15-16August/September re-assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Where you have been referred/ deferred for the group presentation you will complete a written summary of your contribution to the presentation (1500 words). This will constitute 35% of the module assessment.
Where you have been referred/ deferred for the seen exam you will have the opportunity to re-sit the exam in the August/September re-assessment period. The exam will constitute 65% of the module.