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Coursework

Coursework will take many forms, for example an essay, a term-time test or a presentation. Full details of the coursework for each module will be available on the module page in Moodle or CitySpace.

Find information on submitting your coursework, the penalties for any late work if you cannot meet the deadline or fall ill.

Undergraduate

Handing in coursework

Depending on how you are told to submit coursework the following will apply:

Hard copy

  • You must attach a completed coursework submission form. You can find the forms in the student Study Area in the Drysdale Building.
  • Put your coursework with the attached submission form into your specific coursework drop-in box. The box is beneath the student pigeon holes and labelled with the name of your BSc course, for example 'Management'.
  • The course office will empty the submission box at 4pm on the day of the deadline.
  • After the specified deadline you will receive a confirmation of receipt on Moodle or CitySpace

Electronic copy

  • You must submit the electronic version via Moodle or CitySpace.
  • For instructions on how to access your modules via Moodle or CitySpace please see your Student Handbook.
  • You must submit the electronic version by the specified date and time. Otherwise your submission will be marked as 'Late' and after a further amount of time will be marked as 'Missed'.

If you miss the deadline there are Penalties for late work.

Penalties for late work

If you cannot meet the deadline

  • Submitting coursework late is unacceptable other than in the most extreme circumstances.
  • If you need to request an extension, you must do so in advance of the deadline:
  • You must request permission from your Lecturer by email (copying in your Course Officer).
  • You will need to produce supporting evidence as to why you are unable to meet the deadline and submit this with your request.
  • If permission is granted, your lecturer will email you back to confirm. A copy of this email should then be submitted with your work.

Coursework is no longer accepted late without the prior permission of the lecturer

If you are ill when coursework is due

If you are unable to attend an assignment when it's due you will be required to complete an Extenuating Circumstances form.

For further information please refer to our information on extenuating circumstances.

Specialist Masters

Handing in coursework

All coursework and invigilated tests are compulsory and count towards the final degree. In some modules presentations or invigilated tests may replace written coursework assignments.

Some subjects may be assessed by coursework only. Precise details concerning examined and non examined modules are provided in the module outlines.

Please note coursework is required to be submitted for assessment by the specified deadline date. Late coursework will receive imposed penalties.

Late coursework will immediately receive a deduction of five marks on the first day of lateness, with one further mark deducted for each day of lateness, for a maximum of five days. After this point coursework will not be accepted and a mark of zero will be awarded.
All coursework should be submitted electronically via the virtual learning environment, Moodle. It is essential that you keep a copy of all coursework submitted.

All sources used should be cited using the Harvard referencing system. Find more information on citing references.

Coursework will be returned to students as quickly as possible with the aim of students receiving feedback within three to four weeks of their submission

Peer Assessment

In many careers working as part of a team is an integral part of the role.  Learning the skills to support successful team working and build successful interpersonal relationships is an important element of your MSc course. To help you do this Cass has developed a peer review strategy which is part of the assessment for some of the modules on your degree.

The process works as follows:

  • At the end of each of the applicable modules you will receive a link to the peer review database, which will allow you to complete the assessment.
  • You can access the database from anywhere there is Internet access, but you will only be able to access it for a defined period of time (usually around one - two weeks) following submission of your coursework, after which the database will be closed and you will not be able to access it.
  • You should think carefully about the grades you give and the comments you make - ensure they are truthful and constructive as they will be reviewed by lecturers.
  • Please refer to the individual module outlines for clarification of which modules this applies to. Further information about how to do peer assessment, and how it might affect your grades, is available via Moodle.

Please note: Where peer assessment is used you must complete it in order to access the full range of marks for the module. If you do not complete the peer review element of your assessment by the given deadline you will receive a zero grade for it which will impact on the final result you receive for the module.

MSc Charities

Handing in coursework

Unless otherwise specified by your course officer, you must submit all your coursework electronically via Cass Learn.

  • For instructions on how to access your modules please see the Programme Handbook.
  • You must attach a completed coursework submission form which can be found in the ‘Resources’ section in the Programme Information on Cass Learn
  • You must submit the electronic version by the specified date and time. Otherwise your submission will be marked as ‘Late’ and after a further amount of time will be marked as ‘Missed’.
  • If you miss the deadline there are Penalties for late work. You will also be unable to submit electronically via Cass Learn once the deadline has expired. Work should then be emailed to the course officer.

Penalties for late work

If you cannot meet the deadline

  • Submitting coursework late is unacceptable other than in the most extreme circumstances.
  • If you need to request an extension, you must do so in advance of the deadline.
  • You must request permission from your course officer in the first instance and NOT the lecturer.
  • You will need to produce supporting evidence as to why you are unable to meet the deadline and submit this with your request.
  • If permission is granted, you will be given a new submission date without penalties to your grade.

If you submit your coursework late without permission

  • Work submitted late without permissions is immediately penalised by deducting 5 marks.
  • For every subsequent day of lateness, including weekends, you will lose 1 extra mark up to a maximum of 5 days.
  • If you submit your coursework more than 5 days late a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • The mark presented to the Assessment Board will be the final one after all deductions.

If you are ill when coursework is due

If you are unable to attend an assignment when it’s due you will be required to complete an Extenuating Circumstances form. For further information please refer to the section on extenuating circumstances on this website.

MBA

For information on handing in coursework and penalties for late work please follow the instructions in your handbook.

If you are ill when coursework is due

If you are unable to attend an assignment when it’s due you will be required to complete an Extenuating Circumstances form. For further information please refer to the section on extenuating circumstances on this website.