VS3UGR-Study Abroad UG Research

Module Provider: Visiting Students Office
Number of credits: [ ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Marcus Dowse

Email: M.A.Dowse@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
An UG research module only available for selection only by incoming study abroad students joining the Study Abroad Programme at Reading from one of our exchange partner institutions.

The module aims to develop students’ research skills (including identifying a suitable topic, aims and hypotheses, planning and conducting research, gathering, critically reviewing and synthesising information, analysing and discussing results) and provides detailed understanding of a specific subject area of their choice. Additionally, students should be able to use IT and statistical skills developed earlier in the course in the delivery and presentation of the dissertation.

Details of each project is to be finalised between host School (supervisor), student participant, and participant’s home university.

Assessable learning outcomes:
As defined by the host School (supervisor).

Additional outcomes:
As defined by the host School (supervisor).

Outline content:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Participant will be supervised by an academic to participate on a pre-defined and pre-agreed project at the University. The Teaching & Learning methods will depend on the subject and nature of the project, but details will be provided to the participant in advance of the start of the project.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Total hours by term
Total hours for module

Summative Assessment Methods:
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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: 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:

    Requirements for a pass:
    Successful completion of the project to satisfactory standard.

    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 December 2016

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