Tab Content: First Year (Part I)
Assessment varies depending on which department you are taking modules from. For most Biomedical and Life Sciences (BIOL) modules, you will have:
- 30% coursework – laboratory reports, essays, presentations
- 10% weekly online test
- 30% end of module test – short-answer questions
- 30% summer examination – multiple-choice questions
Tab Content: Second Year (Part II)
You will study a mixture of skills and theory modules in the second year. These are assessed in different ways.
- A mixture of coursework, test and practical assessment. No summer examination.
- 50% coursework – laboratory reports, presentations, scientific papers, essays
- 50% summer examination – short answer, essay-style and data analysis questions
Tab Content: Third Year (Part II)
Most modules will be assessed as shown below, with a few exceptions (e.g. BIOL381 – Ghana Global Health Programme, BIOL383 – Innovation in the Biosciences)
- 33% coursework – mini-reviews, laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, seminar reports, presentations.
- 67% summer examination
Dissertation Research Project
Practical work for your dissertation begins during the summer term of your second year, following examinations. However, the submission and presentation of your work occur during your third year.
- 75% dissertation
- 15% presentation
- 10% participation – assessed by your supervisor
In addition to the range of skills that we will teach you and assess you on, there are plenty of opportunities throughout your degree for personal development that may not be formally assessed.