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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM916: Thinking Skills and Creativity in the Internet Age

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay outline/plan500 words1-13Written feedback from tutor
Presentation 5-10 minute presentation (500 word equivalent) 10 minutes questions 1-8Oral peer and tutor feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Theorised essay604,000 words1-13Written
Digital assessment302,500 words1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12Written
Reflective summary of contributions to online discussions10500 words1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9,12, 13Written


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Theorised essayTheorised essay (4,000 words)1-136 weeks
Digital assessmentIndividual digital assessment (2,500 words)1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 126 weeks
Reflective summary of contributions to online discussions500 word reflection on a topic discussed on the module1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 136 weeks