The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.
Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, journal article reviews, business plan, portfolios, presentations and an independent studies project.
All learning activities and assessments are industry relevant. The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:
Level 6 (Year 3)
- Major independent research project (dissertation) of approx. 8000-10,000 words
- 1 Poster Presentation
- 2 Oral Presentations
- 4 written assignments (e.g. essays, report, business plan, journal article)
- 1 Reflective Portfolio
You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.