HS2SA1D-Study Abroad 1D

Module Provider: History
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Rohan Deb Roy

Email: r.debroy@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:


This module aims to enable students to study for a term or semester in a University in the United States, Europe, Australia or Japan.

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 another 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.

Outline content:
Students will choose one from a range of partner universities; they will normally study for one semester or for one term if this is appropriate and depending upon provision by the host university.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Arrangements in accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 100
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:
In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
Contact hours - equivalent of 100 hours (one term / semester).
Coursework in accordance with the standard arrangements of the host university.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

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

Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of 40% overall.
Students will bring the marks back with them from their host university. After translation in accordance with the agreed formula the marks will be the basis for assessment of 1, 2 or 3 modules which would have been taken in the term in question at Reading and incorporated into their record.

Reassessment arrangements:
In the case of students of the University who are undertaking a period of study abroad and who fail an assessment set by the host institution abroad, re-assessment arrangements need to be determined on a case-by-case basis. The School Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for proposing the form of assessment and the Faculty Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for approving the form of assessment. This will vary for each student depending on his/her final choice of courses, on the institution and on the country.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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