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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3999: Year Abroad

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
All students are required to submit an internal application in order to be selected for a placement at a partner university.
Students also have the opportunity to submit a reflective piece1,0001-8formative feedback, in the first semester
Other formative assessments are as determined by the host university.

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
As per modules at host university 75
1st Evaluative Essay 102500 word essay to be submitted during the time of the placement.1-8Written feedback
2nd Reflective Assignment 154500 word essay to be submitted having completed the placement.1-8Written feedback

Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Re-assessment notes

For modules taken at the host university, the host university’s rules on reassessment shall apply.

In the event that the student fails the year abroad due to their modules from the host university, and they have not been able to retake those modules, the module mark shall remain as a fail, and the student will transfer from the four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ programme to stage 3 of the equivalent three-year programme. The failed Year Abroad module will remain on the student’s record, but will not contribute towards their degree award.