AD5020 - Social Sciences Study Abroad (40 credit)

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What will I learn on this module?

The Study Abroad module is a semester based 40 credit module which is available on degree courses which facilitate study abroad within the programme. You will undertake a semester 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 constructed to meet the learning outcomes for the programme for the semester in question, dependent on suitable modules from 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). The module will be assessed by conversion of graded marks from the host University.

Learning outcomes on the year-long modules on which the student is unable to attend the home institution must be met at the host institution, and marks from the host are incorporated into the modules as part of the overall assessment.

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?

In addition to the programme learning outcomes that must be achieved at the partner institute (and agreed via learning contract), the module addition contributes to achieving the following outcomes:

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 from the partner institute.
The module assesses your academic performance on modules studied at the host University and is graded on the equivalent credit basis via an appropriate marks conversion.

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.

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

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

Course info

UCAS Code PP35

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

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

Department Arts

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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