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Undergraduate Course: Transition to Degree Study (LLLK07003)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits5 ECTS Credits2.5
SummaryTransition to Degree Study is a specially-designed bridging course for students applying for degrees in Humanities and Social Science subjects through Credit for Entry. Offered over the academic year, it provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their development as learners and to prepare for the learning, teaching and assessment environment that they will encounter on undergraduate degrees.

Course description Transition to Degree Study will cover study skills for university, including referencing, examination skills and oral presentation skills.

It will include face to face classes and online sessions.

Its assessments are designed to prepare students for two forms of assessment that they are likely to encounter as undergraduates: formal examinations and oral presentations on an academic topic.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 50 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 3.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 1, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 35 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A 90 minute examination. Students will sit an examination and will answer two questions from an Open Studies course they have taken, (50% of mark). (LO 2)
An oral presentation followed by a brief period for questions and discussion. Students will also produce a short essay of 500 words to accompany their presentation, (50% of mark, weighted 3 (oral presentation): 1 (essay). (LO 3)

Students must achieve a minimum of 30% for the presentation and the examination and a combined mark of 40% minimum. Students who fail to achieve a weighted average of 40% will have the opportunity to resubmit failed assignment/s. For entry to the University of Edinburgh, students must pass the course on the first attempt.

Feedback Students will have the opportunity to submit practice exam for feedback before the assessed exam.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Reflect on the learning strategies they have developed and planned ahead for the greater pace and intensity of undergraduate study;
  2. Demonstrate examination skills and sat an examination under University examination conditions;
  3. Demonstrate skills in presenting academic ideas orally.
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Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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