The Consortium Management Board will have overall responsibility for safeguarding the common standards and mechanisms for the examination of students (European and third country).

Each of the course components of the International Master programme has its own form of assessment. These are outlined in the individual course handbooks. In order to calculate the final mark achieved the marks for each component are weighted according to their credit rating.

In year 1 a candidate will be permitted to progress to dissertation only if they have obtained an average aggregation score of 12 (equivalent to Grade C3) or above in the taught courses described above, with at least 75% of the credits at a score of 9 or better (Grade D3 or better) and all credits at a score of 3 or above (Grade F or above).

Each joint partner university will take responsibility for marking according to their own criteria and EUROSUD students will be assessed in the same manner as local students. A system of double marking will be employed. Each partner university will provide assessment marks as they stand to the consortium’s Board of Examiners, along with detailed additional descriptors, for the Board of Examiners to translate to University of Glasgow, the given partner university and the ECTS grading systems to facilitate the production of the joint degree transcript and diploma supplement issued by the consortium.

All examination results will be discussed and finalised by the Board of Examiners and formally approved by the Consortium Management Board. The marking systems for each partner university and how these relate the University of Glasgow and ECTS systems will be made clear to students in advance. The joint/multiple degree will have its own external examiner who will be represented on the Board of Examiners.

Summative assessment methods reflecting the assignments set within the core and optional courses that underpin this programme include:

  • written examinations
  • essays
  • written research projects
  • literature reviews
  • reflexive writing tasks
  • blog posts
  • individual and group based oral presentations
  • dissertation
  • placement project
  • end of programme oral examination/viva

Formative assessment will be provided through:

  • peer and tutor reviewed presentations
  • workshop activities
  • observational placement report
  • formative written tasks

The EUROSUD Dissertation and Project

As part of the EUROSUD programme all students are required to complete a significant module of independent study, as part of a broader portfolio of research and employability skills development.

Preparation for the independent study part of the programme will begin in Semester 1 for all students with the course Research Design (30 ECTS) offered at the University of Glasgow. It will continue in Semester 2 with the EUROSUD Online Methods Course. In Semester 3 students will attend the Lisbon Dissertation and Project Winter School offered by the ICS-ULisboa. Students will complete their Dissertation or Project (30 ECTS credits) over the course of Semester 4 and the summer of Year 2.

There are two ways in which students may complete this requirement:

  • Along the Research Track, students will author a Dissertation (offered by all four Year 2 mobility destinations: UAM, NKUA, LUISS, AMU).
  • Along the Professional Track, students will complete a Project (comprising a substantial placement, a written component and relevant training offered by two Year 2 mobility destinations: UAM, AMU).