Please see a list of assessment facts, highlighted by UWTSD in Part 5 of their University Regulations - Partner Postgraduate Student Guide


Basic Facts of Assessment


Awarded Credits and Passing Modules
You will be awarded credit for the modules that you complete.
The pass mark for a module at Level 7 is 50%.
You cannot pass a module without attempting every assessment component associated with the module.
Marks of Assessment
The marks are the result of assessment carried out during and/or at the end of the module and form the numerical basis for the calculation of the degree award. For the University Regulations – Partner Postgraduate Student Guide (Taught Degrees) 7 October 2019 calculation formulae that are used for Master’s Degrees, please refer to Chapter 6 of the AQH.
Design, Methods, and Forms of Assessments
Assessment is designed to: (1) Establish whether the knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques that are the designated learning outcomes of the module have been acquired. (2) Measure your success in mastering the content of the module and achieving those learning outcomes.
Assessment may take several forms, including coursework (e.g. an essay, book review, oral presentation) and / or examinations.
Tutors deliberately adopt a wide range of methods of assessment. These vary according to the learning and teaching techniques appropriate for each module.
Modules that combine assessment by coursework with assessment by examination do not necessarily have the same proportion of marks allocated to the two elements.
Tutors and Assessments
Normally, your coursework is assessed by your module tutor and he or she will be available to discuss the result if you so wish.
In certain circumstances your work will also be assessed by a second tutor. Work is also moderated by External Examiners (these are usually academics from other universities) to ensure consistency and fairness.
Failing Assessments or Modules
If you fail a module or assessment component, the Examining Board may permit you to be re-assessed. The maximum number of re-assessment attempts that can be allowed for a particular module will be one.
In the event that you are re-assessed in a timed examination or any assessment where the original attempt gained a mark of 0%, you will sit a new examination or be set a new topic. In all other cases you will normally be given the opportunity to re-work and re-present the original assignment.
In the event that you are re-assessed in a failed module in which there is only one assessment component, the maximum mark that you can be awarded for that module is 50%.
In the event that you are re-assessed in a failed module in which there is more than one assessment component, the maximum mark that you can be awarded for the component(s) in which you are re-assessed is 50%.
 Failed modules with a maximum total credit value of 20 at Part I may be condoned by the Examining Board, subject to certain conditions, details of which can be found in Chapter 6 of the AQH.
Eligibility of Assessment
You must complete Part I of the Programme of Study successfully before Part II can be assessed. University Regulations – Partner Postgraduate Student Guide (Taught Degrees) 8 October 2019 If you fail to progress from Part I to Part II, or fail to obtain your degree, you have the opportunity to appeal. Full details of the procedure can be found in the Academic Appeal Policy published on the University website, https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/academic-office/academic-quality-handbook/