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XX20116: Study year abroad

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Programmes in Natural Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:

* To assist the student to develop personal and interpersonal communication skills and to develop the ability to work and interact effectively in a group environment in which cultural norms and ways of operating may be very different from those previously familiar.
* To develop an understanding of the stresses that may occur in working in a culture different from the UKs, and to learn to cope with those stresses and work efficiently. To develop the self-confidence and maturity to operate effectively with people from a different cultural background.
* To develop an appreciation of the history and culture of the country concerned.
* For students attending classes in a language other than English, to develop the ability to operate at a high scientific level in the language of the country concerned, including oral communication and comprehension as well as reading and writing.
* For students attending Universities in countries whose language is not English, oral and written fluency in the host language.

It is assumed that the student abroad will accomplish work equivalent to 60 University of Bath credits (10 units). Details of these are necessarily left to negotiation with individual University, students and the Bath Director of Studies. In addition to scientific study, it might be appropriate to include Management, work in Language, and in areas related to the culture of the country in which the student was working.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX20116 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 3)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.