NX0478 - Masters' Study Abroad

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What will I learn on this module?

Within this module, you will record your learning experience gained by undertaking a semester outside of the UK as part of your Masters’ programme by means of academic study at a partner institution and it will enable you to recognise the differences between a business and management academic experience between Northumbria and your chosen overseas academic institution.

Your programme of study will vary according to the country and institution in which you study, but each programme offered will meet the following general requirements:
• The study programme will be last one at least one semester in duration.

• You will attend all mandatory classes.

• You will undertake normal module assessments required by the host institution.

• You will study subjects approved by the NBS Study Abroad Programme Leader. Subject areas may be in any business discipline, foreign language, culture or politics.

How will I learn on this module?

You will be supported by teaching and learning plans provided for the subjects studied by the partner institution.

Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning platform.

Independent learning will centre upon you identifying and pursuing areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading, reflection, research etc.

Critical reflection on knowledge, experience and practice underpins the learning and teaching philosophy along with the explicit development of competence.

The directed learning, independent learning and critical reflection will be undertaken in response to the modules of study provided to you by the partner but also in the context of the additional and wider international learning experience afforded by the semester of study abroad, reflection on which is key to the summative assessment for the module.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported in finding a study abroad opportunity by the NBS Study Abroad team and the Year 2 MSc Programme Coordinator who will match your programme requirements and study interests to a placement with a School partner institution. Like all students studying abroad, you will be provided with academic support by members of academic staff at the partner institution, as well as by Year 2 MSc Programme Coordinator who will act as module tutor for this particular module.

You will also be supported by a Northumbria e-learning portal that will support particular guidance around the summative assessment for the module that will be submitted to Northumbria on completion of the study abroad semester.

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:


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• By studying in an additional and new international location, demonstrate and critically evaluate their ability to work in culturally diverse groups and teams and by doing so, making a personal contribution to team effectiveness. [MLO1]

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• Demonstrate a critical appreciation of their personal strengths and weaknesses and an ability to engage in the process of continuous self-development in the context of studying in an additional international location. [MLO2]

• Demonstrate and critically assess the development of their inter-personal and intra-personal skills through a broader international engagement. [MLO3]

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake all work at the partner institution including all summative assessment for the 60 UK credits (or 30 ECTS) of taught study.

In addition to the above, you will undertake a summative assessment for this Study Abroad module in the form of a 4000 word reflective portfolio. This will be focussed on the development of the student from the perspective of additional skills development, engagement in further self-development from the perspective of a broader international context and further demonstration of cultural and ethical awareness through the additional experiences gained by working in cultural diverse groups and teams but in a different international context. This assessment will be in addition to any of the assessment or work expected of the students from the partner institution providing the Study Abroad Opportunity. This will assess MLO1, MLO2 and MLO3.

The module will seek approval by the Faculty Student Learning and Experience Committee(s) that this assessment is exempt from the anonymous marking process given the reflective and personal nature of the summative assessment put in place.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module records and assesses your academic progress and performance by undertaking a semester of academic study abroad as part of your two-year Masters’ programme. On this semester abroad you will:

• Undertake a study programme that will last one at least one semester in duration.

• You will attend all mandatory classes.

• You will undertake normal module assessments required by the host institution.

• You will study subjects approved by the NBS Study Abroad Programme Leader. Subject areas may be in any business discipline, foreign language, culture or politics.

In addition to the above, the summative assessment for this module is a 4000 word reflective portfolio which is focussed on your development from the perspective of additional skills development, engagement in further self-development from the perspective of a broader international context and further demonstration of cultural and ethical awareness through broader experience of working in a cultural diverse groups and teams.

Course info

Credits 60

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time
2 other options available

Department Newcastle Business School

Location Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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