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Assignments, Projects [MSc route only] & Submission Deadlines

Assessment course work questions in PPS 2016-2017 will be released regularly. Two sections of assessment course work questions form a third of a unit. The assessment course work questions will be linked directly from the coursework section.

Note: For the section 1 coursework, although compulsory, is not formally assessed, but direct feed back on your work will be give to you by Dr Clare Sansom.

Students will be required to send their completed assignments to Dr Jim Pitts and Dr. Clare Sansom by email. This will be six times a year, after each two course units. Exact deadlines will be posted on the timetable and these will be followed by the release of the course work answers by individual email after the final deadline. However, students are strongly advised to complete their coursework as soon as possible, after it is made available, and submit it then rather than wait to send all of them in at the very last minute. It is usually better to submit part of the coursework on time than to submit all of it late.

The College Guidelines for submission of coursework

The College has now started the new common award structure [CAS] which places very strict requirements on submission deadlines, see the URLs below;


Work that is handed in on time

Work on time, handed in on or before the correct submission deadline [Timetable] will be marked normally.

Work that is handed in late

Work that is handed in after the correct submission deadline, but before the final deadline, will be marked normally. Then two marks will be recorded, (a) the penalty mark of 50% [assuming it was above a pass standard] and (b) the real mark that would have been awarded if the work was not submitted late, but on time. Only if you submit accepted mitigating circumstances do you get a mark above 50%.

Work that is handed in after the final deadline, when model answers are published, will be awarded 0%. No mitigation will apply in these circumstances.

Work that is handed in late for "good reason"

If your work is, or will be, handed in late for good reason [mitigating circumstances], then you should try to let us know by email, before the deadline if possible, but definitely by the relevant deadline date plus fourteen days [e.g. 18/11/13 becomes 2/12/13]. Send this email to Dr Jim Pitts.

You must then provide us with paper documentation to support your claim [by post to the School for the attention of the course administrator of PPS]. This should contain a completed standard College Mitigating Circumstances claim form [see application form] and any supporting documentation; for example a medical certificate. This documentation must reach us within 28 days [one month] after the correct submission deadline date for mitigation to be considered . In these circumstances, after due consideration by the Exam Board, the course work may receive, (a) the full penalty mark of 50%, (b) an adjusted mark up to the recorded real mark or (c) a fail if the real mark is below 50%.


We will provide feedback within four weeks of the final hand in deadline for each assignment that is submitted on time.

Work that misses the normal deadline will be dealt with on an individual basis.


Correct submission deadline/Deadline/Deadline date/Deadlines: These are all the normal published deadlines, referred to in the timetable, to hand in a half unit of course work, before model answers are released.

Final Deadline:- Deadline date plus fourteen days: As above, the normal published deadline plus fourteen days unless stated otherwise.

A course work third-unit: A collection of two sections' course work.

Last modified 3/10/16