Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2065: Environmental Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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
Paired presentations in tutorials10 minutes each1-10, 12-13Oral
Environmental politics news summaryThroughout course – assessed via ongoing levels of contribution1-10, 12-13Oral
Contribution to class discussion Throughout course - assessed via oral summaries of assigned reading + student questions1-10, 12-13Oral

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
Environmental policy case study602,500 words1-11Written & oral with returned essay
Report from tutorial presentation401,500 words1-11Written & oral with returned essay


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
Environmental policy case studyCase Study (2,500 words)2,500 wordsAugust/September re-assessment period
Report from tutorial presentationCritique key readings from a tutorial topic (1500 words)1,500 wordsAugust/September re-assessment period