Under graduate assessment types
Access here two extensive guides developed by Reading University and Manchester Metropolitan University exploring assessment types.
Post graduate assessment types
Sally Brown, 2011, presented at a SRHE conference a range of innovative PG assessment practices across the globe. Find a summary here….
Bedfordshire University - MSc in Marketing Communication
Has a strong focus on employability and a number of international students. Assessments include group tasks, but each student also have to produce an individual development portfolio including industry standard diagnostic tests as used in the advertising industry, promotional podcasts and personal reflections. Peer assessment is encouraged.
Cranfield University – Masters in Manufacturing Masters programmes
Assessment includes a group assignment where students work in groups of 4-8, with live clients on authentic tasks. Outputs include project reports, posters, presentations, and other features e.g. Lego models of new factory layouts. Employer clients are involved in the assessment.
York University, UK, - Masters in Management
Have both UK and international students and use a variety of assignments including a mix of presentations (including group ones), open book exams and reflective writing tasks. This form part of a diverse range of assignment which also include traditional essays, exams and dissertations.
University of Cumbria - Masters level programmes at the in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Assignments involve a digitally-enhanced patchwork text approach is used using an e-portfolio too to enable groups of four or five students to collectively throughout the module work on and peer review ‘patches’, which together with an individual reflection comprise the major assignment for the module, within a supporting e-Portfolio.
Griffith University in Queensland Australia - Masters programmes Counselling
One of the modules on the Masters programme involves an intensive week where students come together to work on interpersonal skills using videoed role plays of Counsellors and clients, under the supervision of trained tutors. This is enhanced by the requirement to submit 500 word commentaries and personal reflections on the task.
James Cooke University, Queensland, Australia - Masters in Development Practice
Mainly international students and the assessment tasks are highly authentic and designed to be useful to the communities with whom they are working, for example, the presentation to the communities concerned of systems models, risk assessments and development plans, based on their own on-site research.
UNITEC Institute Technology, New Zealand - Masters of Business
Uses an incremental assessment approach and students have the opportunity to work on live assignments with local companies in which they immerse themselves in a consultancy experience, producing overview reports of real use to the companies concerned.
Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia – Masters in Occupational Health and Safety
Assessment expects students to produce a safe activity design or a risk assessment in a live context. Obtaining ethics approval for the live task is often one of the more challenging elements of the project.