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 essays, document analyses, oral presentations, examinations, dissertation, literature reviews, learning journals.
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:
Coursework (eg. essays, document analyses, etc.) 85%
Coursework (eg. essays, document analyses, etc.) 80%
Coursework (eg. essays, document analyses, dissertation, etc.) 90%