AP0536 - Study Abroad

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What will I learn on this module?

This study abroad module is designed for standard full-time undergraduate programmes to provide you with the option to take an additional one year study abroad within your programme.

Study abroad provides an opportunity to develop personal skills in a different learning environment with a partner university. The module does not affect the classification of your degree, but if successfully passed the study abroad year is recognised in your transcript and degree certificate. There is a competitive selection process for placements and places cannot be guaranteed.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn 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.

The Placement Tutor will be available to contact 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 the subject discipline

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. To experience different cultural approaches to learning 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 enhance cultural and global awareness

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)

Attend pre-departure briefings and training workshops as required.

Successful completion of Level 4 and Level 5 (year 2).

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This study abroad module is designed for standard full-time undergraduate programmes to provide you with the option to take an additional one year study abroad within your programme.

Study abroad provides an opportunity to develop personal skills in a different learning environment with a partner university. The module does not affect the classification of your degree, but if successfully passed the study abroad year is recognised in your transcript and degree certificate. There is a competitive selection process for placements and places cannot be guaranteed.

Course info

UCAS Code BD46

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

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

Department Applied Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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