AP2SA2-Study Abroad

Module Provider: School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Number of credits: 60 [30 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Miss Rebecca Jerrome

Email: r.m.jerrome@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module aims to enable students to study during the spring term either in Europe as part of the ERASMUS exchange scheme, or in another country where the University has an exchange agreement.



The marks for work assessed abroad will contribute to the student's finals classification.



A place to study abroad is not guaranteed.


Aims:

This module aims to enable students to study for a term or semester in an institution with which the University has a valid Study Abroad agreement.  For more information visit: http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/wherecanistudy/vso-outgoinguniversitywidepartners.aspx



The marks for these courses are substituted for course credits at Part 2 in Reading.You may be required to select modules as requirements for your course. Most modules selected overseas should be discipline specific.



Students must read carefully the information on studying abroad - http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/vso-outgoingstudents.aspx  and regarding application - http://www.reading.ac.uk/studyabroad/outgoingstudents/howtoapply/vso-outgoinghowtoapply.aspx.



Students must also liaise with their programme director in the first instance and the School Study Abroad Coordinator.



The deadline to submit your application (in particular for destinations outside of Europe) is usually at the end of January in Part 1. 


Assessable learning outcomes:

These will be in accordance with the host institution. 


Additional outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will have studied a number of courses in a department in their chosen host university. The module also aims to encourage students to be more self-reliant and to give them an opportunity to broaden their education through travelling and studying abroad and to experience the life and culture of another country, enhancing their employability prospects.


Outline content:

Students will choose modules from a range of partner universities; they will normally study for one semester but might be able to study for one term if this is appropriate and provided by the host university.


Global context:

Studying abroad as part of your degree is an exciting and stimulating way of equipping you with the skills and experiences for living and working in a globalised world. 


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

rrangements in accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.



Contact hours:



The term/semester will be dictated by the host university and maybe spread over the Spring and Summer.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 600
       
Total hours by term 600.00
       
Total hours for module 600.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Other information on summative assessment:

Coursework: In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.



Examinations: In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.



Students will usually receive a grade of A-F which is converted to a percentage according to the guidelines stipulated by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)



Students may have some outstanding assessment elements from modules at Reading to complete during their time at their host institution. 


Formative assessment methods:

In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.


Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.


    Requirements for a pass:

    A mark of 40% overall, usually equivalent to an ECTS grade E.



    Students will bring the marks back with them from their host university. After translation in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the marks will be the basis for the assessment equivalent to 60 credits, which would have been taken in the Spring/Summer term at Reading, and incorporated into their record.


    Reassessment arrangements:

    Students who achieve an overall threshold performance may not be able to re-sit this module. Where a re-sit is permitted, work of equivalent value will be set and marked by the University of Reading and must be submitted by 1 September, or as per the requirements of the host institution.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Students will be responsible for any costs associated with travel, accommodation and subsistence and any specialist equipment, text books, printing etc required by the host university as part of their studies. 


    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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