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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS9001 Year Abroad

120 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Ms Maria McCabe

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

Pre-requisite qualifications

120 credits passed at level 1, with an average grade of at least 57 (with many exchange partner institutions requiring a higher grade average), plus at least 100 credits passed at level 2. For students wishing to study in a non-English speaking institution competence in that language would normally be expected at or above threshold level (European Common Reference Framework for Languages level B1) or as required by the host institution,

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS7001Year in Enterprise
LUBS8001Training in the Workplace
LUBS8003Year in Research

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their employability and global & cultural citizenship by studying at a partner institution and living overseas.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate and evaluate their ability to cope with a significant change in environment and adapt to a new culture and learning paradigm
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the country in which they are studying

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Develop transferable skills in openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and culture
- Enhance their foreign language skills (in exchanges where the language is not English)

Subject Specific
- Develop a broader understanding and knowledge of business and its international context, either by taking further modules in their own discipline or by taking modules in related business disciplines


The syllabus will vary according to the destination. In some partner institutions it will be possible to incorporate a short internship into the year abroad. In others, language acquisition will be the main emphasis. In many institutions the assessment of modules involves significant elements of international teamwork.
Specific details should be arranged with the host institution and are subject to the approval of the Study Abroad Tutor. Where students are not following a programme of study prescribed by the host institution the formal expectation is that students will study about two thirds of the required total credit load in Business School subjects. The remaining required credit load should be taken in subjects which enhance the student's understanding of the culture, history, native peoples, geography, language and/or literature of the host country.

A full academic workload is defined by the host institution. Modules should normally be taken from the equivalent of levels 2 or 3 at the host institution (this is usually level 3 or 4 in the USA). If the language of instruction is English students will normally be required to pass a set of approved modules equivalent to at least 80% of the credit load of a host institution 'home' full-time student. If the language of instruction is not English students will normally be required to pass a set of approved modules equivalent to at least 50% of the credit load of a host institution 'home' full-time student .

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning51.005.00
Support by Host Establishment00.001,190.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours1,200.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Written feedback is provided at stages throughout the year in response to student's entries in the on-line learning log with feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logCompletion of the on-line reflective learning log to an appropriate standard and submitted by the date specified in the module documentation.100.00
Essay or DissertationPass the required number of credits of approved modules for the partner institution and evidence by a transcript from the host institution of the grades obtained in the courses/modules taken at that institution.0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 18/08/2016


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