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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Common Courses

Undergraduate Course: Modern European Languages Year Abroad Assessment (ELCC10002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures 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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAll Joint Hons students studying 2 languages and all Joint Hons students studying 1 language and another non-language subject (excluding MEL + EU Studies Curriculum B) who are on Erasmus exchanges, or have arranged to have their credits counted from Latin American universities, are required to return 20 UoE credits of assessed work to DELC (this work will count as ONE Unit of Assessment in the final degree classification) as specified below:

ERASMUS STUDENTS studying abroad for 2 semesters are required to return a total of 30 ECTS (two semesters' worth) for suitable courses at a partner university abroad. Marks for the best 15 ECTS (= 20 UoE credits) will count as one Unit of Assessment in the Final Year.

ERASMUS STUDENTS studying abroad for 1 semester and who are also studying abroad as non-Erasmus students or working abroad for the remainder of the time are required to return a total of 15 ECTS (one semester's worth) for suitable courses at the Erasmus partner university abroad. Marks for the best 15 ECTS (= 20 UoE credits) will count as one Unit of Assessment in the Final Year.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students submitting Erasmus or Latin American marks will also be required to complete a MEL Long Essay (20 UoE credits) in Year 4, which is written in the target language and submitted towards the end of the Final Year.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 200, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Returned Erasmus/Latin American marks.
Feedback Feedback on assessment is provided by host Universities.
Converted marks will be available between January and June of fourth year.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an advanced competence in written and spoken language skills.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the culture of the country in which they spend time.
  3. Demonstrate advanced learning skills including the presentation of information in different formats and the ability to apply critical analysis to a range of different materials.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to and manage different learning environments.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStudy abroad.
Course organiserDr Fionnuala Sinclair
Tel: (0131 6)50 8423
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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