For all programmes each module, with the exception of the Dissertation, is assessed by one three-hour unseen written examination and by the submission of two assignments of 2500 words each.
Students cannot sit the written examination for a module unless they have completed all the compulsory assignments for that module.
The grade awarded for the module is based on the mark obtained in the written examination and on the combined mark for the assignments on the module. The ratio of written examination to coursework is 70:30.
Examinations take place in September to October each year and are held at established centres worldwide.
The Dissertation (available as an option for MSc programmes only) is assessed by the submission of a written dissertation of not more than 10,000 words, excluding the bibliography and appendices.