Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3239: International Human Rights

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.

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
Campaign Outline500 words1-11Peer-assessed and verbal feedback by convener.

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
Project report on human rights day campaigns, which will be conducted independently by the groups (to be decided after at review of formative assessments and could include poster campaigns, events, signature campaigns etc). In this assessment the group will evaluate the campaigns.1515-minute group presentations.1-11Written
Statement to treaty body352000 words1-8Written
Essay 503500 words1,2,4,5,6,7Written


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
Project report on campaign/s for international human rights dayPower point presentation to convenor (15 minutes)1-11August/September reassessment period
Statement to treaty bodyStatement to treaty body (2000 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
EssayEssay (3500 words)1,2,4,5,6,7August/September reassessment period