PYMSA3-Study Abroad

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Dan Jones


Type of module:

Summary module description:
Study Abroad for MSci part 4 students only.

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 host institution.

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. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their education through studying abroad and experiencing the life and culture of another country.

Outline content:

Students will choose from the range of courses offered by the host institutions. These courses will amount to the equivalent of 30 credits from the University of Reading.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Arrangements in accordance with those of the host institution.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 300
Total hours by term 300.00
Total hours for module 300.00

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 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:
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):
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: 21 August 2018


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