Updated postgraduate summative assessment information 2017/18 - for prospective students

The following information provides postgraduate students with a summary of the changes to assessment weightings or types which have been made for the 2017/18 session. It is intended to help you when you are selecting your courses. Please click on the course guide links for more information regarding exam durations, assessment details and submission timings.

Department of Accounting courses:

AC417 Corporate Financial Disclosure and Investor Relations

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%, project 20%, class participation 20%

Department of Anthropology courses:

AN475 The Anthropology of Revolution

Old assessment: take home exam 90%, class participation 10%
New assessment: take home exam 100%

Department of Economics courses:

EC424 Monetary Economics

Old assessment: exam (January exam period) 25% with no reading time, exam (main exam period) 25% with no reading time, essay (6,000 words) 50%
New assessment: exam (January exam period) 25% with reading time 15 minutes, exam (main exam period) 25% with reading time 15 minutes, essay (6,000 words) 50%

EC4J3E Public Policy in Practice Workshop III (EMPP)

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 100%
New assessment: essay (2,000 words) 100%

EC535 Development Economics for Research Students

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: problem sets (100%)

Department of Economic History courses:

EH404 India and the World Economy

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 100%

European Institute courses:

EU432 The Philosophy of Europe

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 75%, essay (2,500 words) 25%
New assessment: take home exam 100%

EU437 Europe Beyond Modernity

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: take home exam 100%

EU475 Muslims in Europe

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 40%

Department of Finance courses:

FM403 Management and Regulation of Risk
 

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (10,000 words) 50%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 40%, essay (10,000 words), class participation 10%

FM421 Applied Corporate Finance

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 80%, coursework 20%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 90%, coursework 10%

FM476 Entrepreneurial Finance (H)

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 80%, coursework 20%
New assessment: coursework 100%

Department of Government courses:

GV441 States and Markets

Old assessment: exam (January exam period) 100%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%

Gender Institute courses:

GI402 Gender, Knowledge and Research Practice

Old assessment: essay (2,500 words) 50%, research project 50%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 100%

GI407 Globalisation, Gender and Development
 

Old assessment: essay (4,000 words) 50%, essay (4,000 words) 50%
New assessment: presentation 20%, essay (2,500 words) 30%, essay (4,000 words) 50%

GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction

Old assessment: essay (4,000 words) 100%
New assessment: presentation 20%, essay (2,500 words) 80%

GI414 Theorising Gender and Social Policy

Old assessment: essay (2,500 words) 50%, take home exam 50%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 50%, take home exam 50%

GI424 Gender Theories in the Modern World: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Old assessment: take home exam 100%
New assessment: fixed period timed assessment 100%

GI426 Gender and Human Rights

Old assessment: in depth research and review report 50%, essay (2,000 words) 50%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 100%

Department of Geography and Environment courses:

GY421 Gender and Development : Geographical Perspectives

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 75%, essay (2,500 words) 25%
New assessment: take home exam (100%)

GY438 Cities and Social Change in East Asia

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 75%, essay (3,000) 25%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 25%, exam (main exam period) 60%, class participation 15%

GY454 Urban Policy and Planning

Old assessment: essay (5,000 words) 100%
New assessment: essay (5,000 words) 100%, 10% presentation

GY455 Economic Appraisal and Valuation

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 100%

GY462 Real Estate Finance

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 80%, presentation 20%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, presentation 30%

Department of Health Policy courses:

HP401 Foundations of Health Policy (formerly SA447)

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: essay (2,500 words) 40%, exam (main exam period) 60%

HP4B9E Dissertation in Health Economics, Policy and Management (formerly SA4E3)

Old assessment: dissertation (5,000 words) 95%, research proposal 5%
New assessment: dissertation (5,000 words) 100%

HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (formerly SA4M6)

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%

HP4C1E Economic Analysis for Health Policy (formerly SA4M6E)

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 50%, take home exam 50%
New assessment: journal referee report 70%, individual-based video presentation 30%

HP4C2E Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences (formerly SA4M7E)

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 50%, take home exam 50%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 100%

HP405 Global Health Policymaking and Policy Change (formerly SA4N3)

Old assessment: project 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%, essay (2,500 words) 40%

HP408 Financing Health Care: Comparative Perspectives (formerly SA4N4)

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%
New assessment: project 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%

Department of International Development courses:

DV407 Poverty

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, essay (2,000 words) 30%
New assessment: take home exam 85%, class participation 15%

DV431 Development Management

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%, project 40%
New assessment: Assessment path 1 (MSc in Development Management and MSc in Anthropology and Development Management students): exam (main exam period) 60%, 40% project; Assessment path 2 (MSc in African Development and MSc in Political Science and Political Economy students): exam (main exam period) 75%, presentation 25%

DV453 Humanitarian Consultancy Project

Old assessment: essay (1,500 words) 20%, presentation 5%, project 75%
New assessment: take home exam 100%

Department of International History courses:

HY423 Empire, Colonialism and Globalisation

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, presentation 15%, essay (2,500 words) 25%, class participation 10%
New assessment: essay (5,000 words) 45%, essay (5,000 words) 45%, class participation 10%

HY435 Political Islam: From Ibn Taymiyya to ISIS

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 10%, essay (3,000 words) 15%, essay (3,000 words) 25%, class participation 15%, presentation 15%
New assessment: essay (3,500 words) 35%, essay (3,500 words) 35%, class participation, 15% presentation 15%

HY441 Islam, State and Conflict in Southeast Asia

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 10%, essay (3,000 words) 25%, essay (3,000 words) 30%, presentation 15%, in class assessment 20%
New assessment: presentation 15%, essay (3,000 words) 35%, essay (3,000 words) 35%, class participation 15%

HY459 The Ottoman Empire and its Legacy, 1299-1950

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, in class assessment 50%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (3,000 words) 35%, presentation 15%

Department of International Relations courses:

IR462 Introduction to International Political Theory

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 100%

IR468 The Political Economy of Trade

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, essay (2,000 words) 30%

Department of Law courses:

LL440 Corporate Law and Accounting

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%, essay (10,000 words) 40%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (10,000 words) 50%

Department of Management courses:

MG402 Public Management: A Strategic Approach

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, essay (3,000 words) 30%
New assessment: essay (750 words) 15%, essay (2,500 words) 50%, class participation 10%, case analysis 25%

MG404 Consumer Insights I: Behavioural Fundamentals

Old assessment: essay (2,000 words) 40%, exam (main exam period) 50%, presentation 10%
New assessment: essay (2,000 words) 40%, exam (main exam period) 60%

MG430 Strategy, Organisation and Innovation

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 90%, class participation 10%
New assessment: class participation 10%, individual case assignment 40%, group case assignment 50%

MG434 Organisational Behaviour

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: presentation 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%

MG441 Foundations of Management (modular)

Old assessment: class participation 15%, take home exam 85%
New assessment: class participation 10%, case assignment 30%, take home exam 60%

MG463 CEMS Global Management Practice

Old assessment: essay (2,000 words) 40%, project 40%, class participation 20%
New assessment: essay (1,500 words) 30%, essay 30% (1,500 words), project 40%

MG472 Global Strategy, Management and Information Systems

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 80%, coursework 20%

MG473 Negotiation Analysis

Old assessment: negotiation journal/case 75%, preparation memo 15%, class participation 10%
New assessment: essay (2,000 words) 75%, learning log 15%, class participation 10%

MG475 Organisational Theory

Old assessment: project 30%, exam (main exam period) 60%, class participation 10%
New assessment: project 35%, exam (main exam period) 65%

MG478 Globalisation and Human Resource Management

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (2,000 words) 40%, class participation 10%
New assessment: take home exam 50%, case memos 40%, class participation 10%

MG483 eHealth: Policy, Strategy and Systems

Old assessment: coursework 20%, essay (5,000 words) 70%, class participation 10%
New assessment: coursework 20%, essay (4,000 words) 70%, class participation 10%

MG493 Dissertation

Old assessment: project 15%, dissertation 85%
New assessment: dissertation 100%

MG4D7 Dissertation: MSc MISDI (formerly MG4D9)

Old assessment: dissertation (10,000 words) 100%
New assessment: dissertation (8,000 words) 100%

MG4E2 Marketing Management

Old assessment: essay 50%, project 40%, class participation 10%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, project 50%

MG4E4 Analytic frameworks for policy evaluation

Old assessment: essay (5,000 words) 90%, presentation 10%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 50%, presentation 20%, policy memo 30%

MG4E5 Governance, Markets and Competition in the Delivery of Public Services

Old assessment: essay (5,000 words) 90%, presentation 10%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 50%, presentation 20%, policy memo 30%

MG4G3 Designing and Managing Change in the Public Sector (H)

Old assessment: essay (4,000 words) 80%, presentation 20%
New assessment: essay (4,000 words) 70%, presentation 10%, written analysis 20%

Department of Mathematics courses:

MA429 (formerly MG4E1)

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 45%, project 45%, coursework 10%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 40%, project 50%, coursework 10%

MA498 Dissertation in Mathematics

Old assessment: dissertation 100%
New assessment: dissertation 90%, oral examination 10%

Department of Media and Communications courses:

MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications I (Key concepts and interdisciplinary approaches)

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%,
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 100%

MC411 Media and Globalization

Old assessment: presentation 10%, coursework 30%, essay (2,000 words) 60%
New assessment: presentation 20%, essay (3,000 words) 80%

MC423 Global Media Industries

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 90%, presentation 10%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 80%, case study 20%

MC434 Digital Platforms and Media Infrastructures: Societal Issues

Old assessment: essay 60%, presentation 40%
New assessment: essay 100%

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method courses:

PH416 Philosophy, Morals and Politics

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 67%, essay (2,000 words) 33%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 60%, essay (2,000 words) 30%, presentation 10%

PH427 Genes, Brains and Society

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 67%, essay (2,000 words) 33%
New assessment: essay (2,000 words) 45%, essay (2,000 words) 45%, wiki entry 10%

PH430 Einstein for Everyone: From time travel to the edge of the universe

Old assessment: exam (January exam period) 67%, essay (1,500 words) 33%
New assessment: essay (1,500 words) 50%, essay (1,500 words) 50%

PH431 Physics and the City: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 67%, essay (1,500 words) 33%
New assessment: essay (1,500 words) 50%, essay (1,500 words) 50%

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science courses:

PS451 Cognition and Culture

Old assessment: essay (3,000 words) 100%
New assessment: essay or case study (3,000 words) 100%

PS462 Theory and Practice of Organisational Development

Old assessment: presentation 25%, essay (3,000 words) 75%
New assessment: essay 45%, presentation 45%, class participation

Department of Social Policy courses:

SA4B3 MSc Global Population Health Dissertation

Old assessment: dissertation (10,000 words) 100%
New assessment: dissertation (10,000 words) 90%, proposal 10%

SA4C8 Global Social Policy and International Organizations

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 75%, essay 25%
New assessment: take home exam (100%)

SA4D3 Behavioural Economics and the Valuation of Health Outcomes

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (2,500 words) 50%
New assessment: project (100%)

SA4F1 Migration: Current Research, Critical Approaches

Old assessment: coursework 25%, exam (main exam period) 75%
New assessment: coursework 100%

SA4F8 Behavioural Public Policy

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (2,500 words) 50%
New assessment: project 100%

SA4K6 Dissertation: MSc International Health Policy and MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics)

Old assessment: dissertation (10,000 words) 100%
New assessment: dissertation (6,000 words) 100%

Department of Sociology courses:

SO426 Classical Social Thought

Old assessment: essay (5,000 words) 100%
New assessment: essay (3,000 words) 90%, summative seminar plan and presentation 10%

SO448 City Design: Research Studio

Old assessment: studio portfolio 50%, individual tutor assessment 50%
New assessment: studio group submission 50%, individual tutor assessment 25%, individual field trip assignment 25%

SO477 Urban Social Theory

Old assessment: essay (5,000 words) 100%
New assessment: essay (5,000 words) 80%, weekly memos 10%, class participation 10%

SO478 Social Scientific Analysis of Inequalities

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 50%, essay (3,000 words) 25%, essay (3,000 words) 25%
New assessment: presentation 20%, essay (3,000 words) 30%, take home exam 50%

SO4A1 Governing Cities in an Urban Age: Challenges and Opportunities

Old assessment: presentation 30%, report 70%
New assessment: presentation 30%, essay (2,000 words) 70%

Department of Statistics courses:

ST429 Statistical Methods for Risk Management

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 75%, project 25%
New assessment: exam (January exam period) 75%, project 25%

ST440 Recent Developments in Finance and Insurance

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 100%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 90%, presentation 10%

ST443 Machine Learning and Data Mining

Old assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, project 30%
New assessment: exam (main exam period) 70%, project 25%, coursework 5%