MA2SA-Study Abroad Year

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 120 [60 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Patrick Ilg


Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module is intended for students who wish to study abroad at a university with which the University of Reading has an exchange agreement.

The module aims to give students some experience of concepts and approaches in a different national tradition of scholarship. This may involve not only Mathematics and Statistics, but also other disciplines related to or relevant for Mathematics and Statistics.
This module involves spending a year (nine to twelve months) at a university abroad which has an exchange agreement with the University of Reading, follow modules at the host university in Mathematics and Statistics and/or related subjects. Examination requirements are those of the host institution.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, it is expected that the student will be able to successfully pass oral and/or written examinations according to the requirements of the host university.

Additional outcomes:
The exchange requires the student to understand, and live in, a different country and adapt to its culture and norms. It also encourages the student to use his or her communication skills and language abilities to settle in the host country, identify study requirements of the host institution, and to develop self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills when coping with the demands of everyday life and university study in another country. The student will also be able to identify and critically assess the key differences between Mathematics and Statistics perspectives in Britain and those of the host country.

Outline content:

The module is based on exchange programmes with universities in other countries. It consists of an approved number of credits from a host university amounting to the equivalent of 120 credits from the University of Reading.

Global context:
Studying abroad is an exciting and stimulating way of equipping you with the skills and experiences for living and working in a global world.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
As per requirement of the host institution.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 500 500 200
Total hours by term 500.00 500.00 200.00
Total hours for module 1200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:

As per requirement of the host institution.

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
Please note that assessment will be in-line with the module requirement of the institution where the student is based for the Study Abroad period. This could include written, oral or practical exams, fieldwork, project work etc.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.

Assessment requirements for a pass:
As per requirement of the host institution.

Successful completion of the study abroad year does not contribute to the student’s final degree classification.

Reassessment arrangements:
This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses, on the institution and on the country.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 20 December 2018


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