The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module, on both sites, has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment which is graded and counts towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, project plan, presentations and a dissertation
The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern, for a full-time student on both sites, for each year of the course is:
1 research proposal
1 personal development plan
1 reflective essay
1 report-based case study
1 individual or group presentation
1 peer assessment
1 reflective report
The precise assessment requirements for part time students will vary according to the modules selected.
All assignments will be marked, moderated and follow the same process and module assessment. They will all be presented at the same exam board regardless of the location of the course delivery
You will receive feedback on formative assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.
You will receive feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.