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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 submit two Year Abroad Projects - an essay and a video (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 submit ONE Year Abroad Project.
Course description Students enrolled on this course are Single Honours students.

The nature of the Year Abroad "Work" for this course will vary according to the student's YA program:

- Students studying for the whole year at a partner university on an Erasmus-like exchange will return 30 ECTS credits for this course (and nothing else - in particular no YA Projects).

- Single Honours students who are working abroad or undertaking independent study (ie studying at a language school or NOT at a partner university on an Erasmus-like exchange) for one or both semesters are required to complete ONE or TWO Year Abroad Projects (essay + video). Students sill return:
- ONE YA Project if they are working (or equivalent/NOT returning ECTS credits) for ONE semester and returning ECTS credits for the other semester;
- TWO YA Projects if they are working (or equivalent/NOT returning ECTS credits) for TWO semesters.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 392, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) either 30 ECTS credits
15 ECTS credits + ONE YA Project
TWO YA Projects

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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 Emmanuelle Lacore-Martin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1148
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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