Assessment and Credit

Assessments usually consist of a take-home exam and a dissertation (this may vary depending on the course). Students opting for the Supervision option submit a series of 4 assessed essays with the grade generally averaged across all four, or one longer dissertation.

Academic credit can usually be gained for the courses taken during the programme, although the amount of credit can vary according to the policy of the home university. In general, credits have ranged from 3 to 4 for each PKP course or Supervision.

Students will be issued with a transcript and syllabi to assist in arranging credit.

The Pembroke-King’s Summer Programme does not operate the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) however, as an approximation, completion of the programme can be considered as equivalent to completing a full Cambridge term and thus to 20 ECTS credits.

Credit transfer is generally straightforward – the 25 hours’ contact time, combined with the Cambridge style of teaching which places a strong focus on intensive, small group teaching, out-of-classroom interaction, individual feedback on performance and guided independent study, generally fits with students’ home university policy.