PP2SAY-Study Abroad Year

Module Provider: Philosophy
Number of credits: 120 [60 ECTS credits]
Level:5
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: PP2SA1 Study Abroad 1 and PP2SA2 Study Abroad 2
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Prof John Preston

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

Summary module description:

PP2SAY: Study Abroad Year


Aims:

The aims of the study abroad year are to develop a knowledge of a range of subject areas relating to the study of Philosophy and to provide students with an understanding of how these subject areas are perceived and taught overseas. Students will develop an awareness of the different methodologies and will develop research and writing skills appropriate to their new learning environment.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module students are expected to have:



1. followed a prescribed number of appropriate courses at the partner institution, as agreed by both institutions on a Learning Agreement;



2. completed the appropriate continuous assessment and examination requirements for the these courses; and



3. ensured that, where appropriate, they have completed or terminated in the required manner any contract or agreement with the partner institution.


Additional outcomes:

The module aims to encourage the development of communication and personal development skills and the fostering of a systematic approach to self-awareness. The overall experience will enhance future career development and employability


Outline content:

Students will follow courses relating to subject areas they have already taken - in order to extend and develop their knowledge - and/or to subject areas where they have restricted knowledge but which they wish to study for personal, academic or career reasons.


Global context:

All undergraduate programmes in Philosophy may contain a study abroad year. This module formalises the requirements of this year.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 400 400 400
       
Total hours by term 400.00 400.00 400.00
       
Total hours for module 1200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Other information on summative assessment:

This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.


Formative assessment methods:

This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.


Penalties for late submission:

This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.



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:

    This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.


    Requirements for a pass:

    This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the 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):

    Costs associated with undertaking a study abroad year, in addition to the reduced tuition fee (15%), will vary according to each student and will be the responsibility of the individual to cover. These costs may include travel, visa, living expenses and in some cases clothing and equipment. UK students may be eligible to receive maintenance loans/grants from their Student Finance Authority to help with the cost of study. There is a limited placement bursary available for home/EU students with a household income of £42,000 or less. Students should discuss the costs involved and potential access to other grants (such as Erasmus+) with the Erasmus & Study Abroad team.


    Last updated: 28 September 2017

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