Students’ progress is continuously assessed and feedback and marks from each module are provided throughout the programme. There are no formal written examinations.
Heavily weighted assignments include extended essay papers on the exploitation of science and technology, a comprehensive business plan and a dissertation of 10,000 words based on a company internship. Additionally, each module will include assessment by one or several of the following assessment methods: briefing paper; critical appraisal; executive summary; timed paper; group workshop report.
The course is highly participatory and class participation and teamwork in the research, preparation and delivery of presentations to the class is also assessed. In line with the programme’s professional practise status, students are expected to attend all class activities and components throughout the course, regardless of previous knowledge of a topic or sector.