AD5018 - Social Sciences Study Abroad Year

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What will I learn on this module?

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study at level 5 and before level 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria). Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

Note: Subject to placement clearance; this is a competitive process and a place on the module cannot be guaranteed.

How will I learn on this module?

In accordance with partner University/programme of study.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Pre-departure: Students attend relevant presentations and meet with Study Abroad Tutor to satisfy specific requirements.
On Study Abroad placement: Support will be provided by the host University. Additionally the Placement Tutor will maintain contact with the student throughout the study abroad placement.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. To acquire a broader, international and interculturally informed understanding of their subject discipline

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. To experience different cultural approaches to learning, study and academic development
3. To acquire intercultural competence, cross-cultural literacy, and (where relevant) to practice foreign-language skills

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. To develop enhanced, interculturally sensitive communication and interpersonal skills

How will I be assessed?

1. Formative Assessment process: In accordance with host University

2. Summative Assessment process: Transcript of Results
The module assesses your academic performance on modules studied at the host University and is graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to pass the module, you have to take and pass the equivalent of 120 Northumbria credits at the host institution (as documented by the transcript). This satisfies all learning outcomes.

The Study Abroad Year does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, the Year is recognised on the degree certificate in the format – Degree title (with Study Abroad Year).

3. Feedback process: Varies according to host University

Pre-requisite(s)

1. Attend pre-departure briefings and training workshops as required.
2. Successful completion of Level 4 and Level 5 (year 2).

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Please find details of this module in the other sections provided.

Course info

UCAS Code P3N5

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Sciences

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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