Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3168: War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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
War novel review1000 words1-7Written

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
Written assignment (Term 1)403000 words1-7Written
Written assignment (Term 2)403000 words1-7Written
Presentation (Individual)2020 minutes1-5,7Verbal


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
Written assignment Term 1(40%)Written assignment (3000 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Written assignment Term 2 (40%)Written assignment (3000 words)1-7August/September reassessment period
Presentation(20%)1,500 word written assignment on the topic presented in class 1-5,7August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

Where you have been referred/deferred for the scheduled presentation, you will be asked to write a 1500 word assignment in its place. This will constitute 20% of the final mark.