PY2SA50-Study Abroad

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 50 [25 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: PY1PR Psychological Research
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: PY2RMA Research Methods and Data Analysis for students studying abroad
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Dan Jones


Type of module:

Summary module description:

Study Abroad


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

Assessable learning outcomes:

These will be in accordance with the Learning Outcomes specified by the Host Institution, and will include an assessment on Personality and/or Individual Differences.

Additional outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will have studied a number of courses in a Psychology Department in their chosen host university, including a module covering material on Personality and/or Individual Differences. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their education through studying abroad and experiencing the life and culture of another country.

Outline content:

Global context:

Students will choose from the range of courses offered by the host institutions. These courses will amount to the equivalent of 50 credits from the University of Reading.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Arrangements in accordance with those of the host institution.

Contact hours

All arrangements are in accordance with the standard arrangements at the Host University

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 250 250
Total hours by term 250.00 250.00
Total hours for module 500.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Assessment will be in accordance with the requirements of the host university and may consist of coursework, reports and/or examinations.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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:
    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:

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 20 April 2018


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