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PL20754: Study year abroad

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: OT 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework Study Year Abroad (OT 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
Learning Outcomes: Students who complete a study year abroad will have:
* gained additional academic insights from exposure to different academic traditions and national perspectives on the world today;
* gained confidence in their own abilities and developed practical and intercultural competencies from living and studying in a culture different to that of the UK;
* where the medium of instruction is not English, developed advanced language skills.

Aims: To offer students the opportunity to broaden their academic and practical skills through study at an overseas partner institution.

Skills: Skills in critical analysis, conceptual thinking, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, and the planning/conduct/reporting of non-quantitative research are developed in this year, along with practical and intercultural competencies relating to life and study abroad.

Content: An agreed programme of study approved by the relevant ESML Year Abroad Officer. Students will be required to submit interim and final reports on their experience and transcripts of marks awarded by their host institution.

Programme availability:

PL20754 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AAB30 : BSc(Hons) Politics and International Relations with Study year abroad (Year 3)
  • UHPL-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Study year abroad (Year 3)


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