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Assessment and Contact Hours

Workload and Assessment

The assessment for this final year module is determined by whether or not the student will be basing a Dissertation on the module:

  • For students who are not basing a Dissertation on this module: a two-hour exam and a 4,500-word essay or a 4,500-word draft screen treatment
  • For students who are basing a Dissertation on this module: a three-hour exam.
  • Unassessed essay deadlines are Wednesday in week 7 (Term 1) and Wednesday in week 7 (term 2).
  • The third piece of unassessed work is a seminar presentation; topics will be assigned at the start of the academic year.

For details of examination and assessment, please see

Contact Hours

Student contact hours for this final-year option module are as follows:
  • Module duration: Twenty-two weeks (plus exam review)
  • Lectures: None
  • Seminars: 18 two-hour seminars + exam review (week 2 of term 3)
  • Tutorials: 4 hours of feedback and long essay preparation
  • Total: Forty-four hours