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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Classics General

Undergraduate Course: Year Abroad Work for Degrees in Modern European Languages and Classics (CLGE10006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryFor the Honours Programme in Modern European Languages and Classics, students are required to attend Classics courses at a University in the appropriate country, which will require approval by the Classics Subject Area. If the student's mode of study-abroad does not automatically offer access to university courses, long essays based on independent study carried out while abroad may substitute for these courses, at the discretion of the Head of the Classics Subject Area.
Course description The courses taken by students on a study-abroad year will change from year to year, and from institution to institution. It is essential that the courses chosen by the student fit with their curriculum at Edinburgh University.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Admission into the Modern European Languages and Classics Honours Programme. Students on this Programme MUST take Language Acquisition through residence/study (ELCC10001)
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
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) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course is assessed in one of two ways. It is preferred that students attend Classics courses at their host university, which must be approved in advance by the Classics International Officer. The assessment mode may therefore differ from that indicated above, dependent on the student┐s chosen courses at the host institution. The courses at the host institution must total 20 ECTS (equivalent to 40 SCQF credits).

Where a student does not have access to university courses, and an alternative assessment mode has been formally approved by the Head of Classics, the student will be assessed through coursework, in the form of two essays of ca. 5,000 words each to substitute for the 20 ECTS. Each of the two essays will be worth 50% of the total assessment. The student will agree the topic through the Classics International Officer, who will serve as Course Organiser.

The topic and title of each essay must be approved by the Classics International Officer in consultation with the Head of Classics, who will appoint a supervisor. One essay will be normally be submitted by a set date at the end of January. The second essay will normally be submitted by a set date at the end of July.
Feedback Students have contact with their essay supervisor whilst abroad by correspondence, telephone, or skype to discuss progress and receive feedback. Students will receive written feedback on their coursework which they can discuss further with their supervisor.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
The ILOs are determined by the particular academic activities selected by students, with the approval of the Head of the Classics Subject Area, and will therefore differ depending on the courses and study modes chosen.
Reading List
There is no standard reading list, because the student's reading will depend on their chosen courses and topics.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsYear Abroad Work for MEL & Classics
Course organiserDr Justin Stover
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
Course secretaryMiss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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