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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 Work (ELCC10007)

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 Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryAll SINGLE HONS STUDENTS STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED to return 40 UoE credits of assessed work to DELC as specified below:

ERASMUS STUDENTS studying abroad for 2 semesters are required to return a minimum of 30 ECTS (two semesters' worth) for suitable courses at a partner university abroad. Marks for the best 30 ECTS (= 40 UoE credits) will count as two Units of Assessment in the Final Year.

NON-ERASMUS STUDENTS and students who are working abroad for the whole year are required to write two year abroad essays (40 UoE credits).

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 minimum 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. These students will also write ONE YEAR ABROAD ESSAY.

2020-21 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic other degree programmes now also have the option to complete a Year Abroad Essay if:
You will work abroad, study in Russia or were meant to be returning ECTS from study abroad and now cannot. You return ONE Year Abroad Essay for each semester this applies.
Year Abroad essays must be submitted in the language being studied.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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: 400 ( Placement Study Abroad Hours 400, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Returned Erasmus/ECTS or in some cases year abroad essays.

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate analytical and organisational skills in a particular area.
  2. Appraise a variety of source materials to compare and contrast ideas, concepts and issues and select those most appropriate.
  3. Engage with and interpret primary research material and present ideas clearly in written form.
  4. Have gained an insight into the world of research and scholarship.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work independently.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStudy abroad
Course organiserDr Carlos Soler Montes
Tel: (0131 6)50 8969
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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