PP2SA1-Study Abroad 1

Module Provider: Philosophy
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof John Preston

Email: j.m.preston@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

The possibility exists for Single Honours Students to study for one term at certain Universities who co-operate with us in exchange schemes. There are a limited number of places available, usually (but not invariably) for four calendar months. Modules are normally taught in the language of the country concerned, although some universities may offer some taught in English. The Exchange Scheme counts as three of the modules for finals, and the marks for work assessed abroad will therefore contribute to the student's finals classification.

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 studies a number of courses in another department in their chosen university. The module 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
Guided independent study 200
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Other information on summative assessment:
In accordance with the standard arrangements in 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.

    Length of examination:
    In accordance with the standard arrangements in the host university.

    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 the 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:
    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 August 22nd.

    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: 9 January 2017

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