Literature Review

In order to allow us to identify the work which has been undertaken in the area of Masters level assessment a literature review was conducted by Northumbria University.

The following search terms were used:
  • assessment masters
  • assessment masters level
  • assessment masters level 2010
  • assessment methods masters level 200*
  • assessment methods masters
  • assessment M-level
  • assessment methods M-level
  • assessment methods m-level 200*
  • assessment mba
  • assessment methods mba
  • assessment methods mba 200*
  • assessment postgraduate

QAA.  (2010)  Master's degree characteristics March 2010.  The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2010.

Department of Education, University of Oxford (2009) PGCE: The Oxford Internship Scheme.

Dunn, S. and  Singh, K. A. (2009) Analysis of M-level modules in interdisciplinary
nanotechnology education. Nanotechnology Centre, Department of Materials, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University.

Ward, H and Barratt, J.  (2009)  Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE: A Guide to Success in Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment: 1 (Masterpass). Radcliffe Publishing.

Fry, H., Pearce, R. and Bright, H. (2007) Re-working resource-based learning - a case
study from a masters programme. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44(1), pp.79-91.

M level PGCE.  (2007) ESCalate ITEM level PGCE seminar at the University of Gloucestershire on January 9th 2007.

Klenowski, V., Askew, S. and Carnell, E. (2006) Portfolios for learning, assessment and
professional development in higher education.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(3), pp.267-286.

Seymour, D.  (2005) Learning Outcomes and Assessment: developing assessment criteria for Masters-level dissertations.   Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching , 1(2).

Wharton, S. (2003) Defining appropriate criteria for the assessment of master's level TESOL
  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 28(6), pp.649-664.

Casey, J. (2002) On-line assessment in a masters-level policy subject: participation in an on-line forum as part of assessment. Centre for the study of higher education, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Elwood, J. and Klenowski, V. (2002) Creating Communities of Shared Practice: the challenges of assessment use in learning and teaching.  Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 27(3), pp.243-256.

Geographical Association. (no date) GTIP Think Piece - Writing at Masters Level. 
Available online:

Haworth, A., Perks, P. and Tikly, C. (no date) Developments with Mathematics M-Level PGCE Provision and Assessment.  University of Manchester, University of Birmingham, University of Sussex.