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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CHEM9304 Integrated Year Abroad: International

120 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr M Miranda
Email: m.miranda@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must be eligible to progress to Year 3 of the Integrated Masters programme of study prior to embarking on the study year abroad.

Where the language medium of the partner institution is not English, students must have normally gained at least Grade B at GCSE in the foreign language, and successfully completed a relevant package of FLTU electives in years 1 and/or 2 (or equivalent) in a foreign language

Students must also have succeeded in being placed at a partner institution offering chemistry through application to the Study Abroad Office.

Module replaces

CHEM9303 Integrated Year Abroad: European has been merged into this module

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- communicate fluently in the host nation's language
- contrast different approches to learning and teaching in another culture and communicate their learning experience effectively.

Learning outcomes
Improved language skills (if appropriate); improved self-awareness and interpersonal skills; synoptic chemical awareness.

Skills outcomes
The ability to adapt to a new learning environment in a different culture.


Syllabus

The programme of work will be agreed by arrangement with the student, academic supervisor in Leeds, and corresponding academic supervisor in the Institution abroad, within the overall objectives described above.

It is recommended that a laboratory-based project should comprise about 40% of the total, and that the chemistry-related content of the programme as a whole should be not less than 80%.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

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

Private study

The programme of work will be agreed by arrangement with the student, academic supervisor in Leeds, and corresponding academic supervisor in the Institution abroad, within the overall objectives described above.

It is recommended that a laboratory-based project should comprise about 40% of the total, and that the chemistry-related content of the programme as a whole should be not less than 80%.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There is email contact with the module leader at Leeds but the students follow the assessment arrangements in existence at the host institution.

Academic and pastoral support will be provided through a local adviser and through the Chemistry International Tutor and students' personal tutors via email and the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentExchange assessment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessment is based on: i) the equivalent of 100-120 Leeds credits on the basis of direct comparison with a normal course load at the host institution; ii) satisfactory reports from the academic supervisor at the host insitution; iii) successful delivery of an oral presentation critically assessing different approaches to learning and teaching in the host institution/culture. All marks obtained during the year are moderated and converted into a Leeds-equivalent mark, whch will be incorporated into the final Integrated Masters degree classification.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 07/08/2020 18:22:57

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