Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3088: Forced Migration, Refugees and International Relations

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
Individual Presentations10 minutes1-6Oral feedback

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
Simulation Exercise: Collaborative Presentation, Participation and engagement in exercise, both group and individual contributions to be assessed2015 Minutes presentation, 8 hours participation over 1 day1-7Oral feedback
Essay404,000 words1-5, 7-8Written feedback
Examination401.5 hours1-2, 4-5, 7-9Written 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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Simulation ExerciseEssay (1,000 words)1-7August/September re-assessment period
EssayEssay (4,000 words)1-5, 7-8 August/September re-assessment period
ExaminationExamination (1.5 hours)1-2, 4-5, 7-9August/September re-assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Where you have been referred/ deferred for the Simulation Exercise, you will complete a written summary of your presentation in essay form