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.
Assessments are varied and include: essays, presentations, evaluating resources, case-studies, and reports. Examples of assessment include: student led presentations, ICT based discussions and presentations, student reflective journals, independent research activity, individual and group presentations, poster presentations, research projects and portfolios.
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 each year of the course is:
Year 1: 1 x case study, 2 x resources, 2 x evaluations, 1 x presentation, 1 x report, 2 x reflective journals, 1 x portfolio.
Year 2: 1 x plan, 3 x reports, 1 x reflective log, 1 x portfolio, 1 x proposal, 1 x evaluation.
Year 3: 1 x presentation, 1 x report, 1 x reflective log, 1 x report, 1 x dissertation.