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Undergraduate Course: Social Policy Year Abroad Assessment (SCPL10022)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryStudy abroad in third year as apart of curriculum for the degree
Course description 1. Course description:

1a. Academic description
You must take this course if you have to study abroad in third year as apart of the curriculum for a joint degree with social policy. For example, if you are taking a degree in a modern language with social policy, then you will take this course. The general aim is to encourage you to think about social policy in the country where you are living.

1b. Outline content
The content is negotiated with the course convener, who is the head of Social Policy. The normal approach is to choose one substantial topic in social policy in each semester, and to follow a course of guided reading on that topic associated with the ways in which the topic arises in connection with the country where you are based for your year abroad. For example, you might read about health, education, the labour market, migration, or crime in that country. The course convener will either advise on the reading, or arrange for another member of staff with appropriate expertise to advise on the reading. The topics must differ between the two semesters.

1c. Student Learning
You will be responsible for your own work, since you will be doing it abroad and therefore not under the direct supervision of the course convener. So it will be your responsibility to contact the convener periodically for advice about reading, to report on your emerging ideas from the reading, and to request further suggested reading. It will also be your responsibility to explore possible ideas for reading yourself.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 400, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) You are required to write two 4,000-word essays, one in each semester, on the topic which you have chosen as explained in the course description.

Credit for modules taken will be recorded on the basis of transcripts provided by the university abroad, but marks will not be transcribed and the course will not be taken into account in the assessment of degree classification.
Feedback Feedback is provided by the course convener, or a colleague nominated by the course convener, on the ideas which you are developing from your reading, and from your thinking about it in the context of the society where you are living. You can have feedback by email, or by some other means such as Skype: you should discuss this with the course convener.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
have acquired theoretical and methodological skills prior to fourth year work
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Jochen Clasen
Tel: (0131 6)50 9922
Course secretaryMr Alexander Dysart
Tel: (0131 6)51 5197
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