EC2SAY-Study Abroad Year

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
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:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Simon Burke

Email: s.p.burke@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

Aims:
The aims of the study abroad year are to develop a knowledge of a range of subject areas relating to the study of Economics 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 Economics may contain a study abroad year. This module formalises the requirements of this year.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Depending on the course of study followed, teaching and learning may range from lecture format to small group project and team presentation work.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Year aboad 500 500 200
       
Total hours by term 500 500 200
       
Total hours for module 1200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage

Summative assessment- Examinations:
This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses and on the institution.

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:
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

Assessment requirements for a pass:
This will vary for each student depending on the final choice of courses, on the institution and on the country.

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):
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: 17 June 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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