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ELEC9001 Study Abroad Year

120 creditsClass Size: 5

Module manager: Dr. Zoran Ikonic

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

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must obtain an average mark of at least 60% in year 1 to apply for study abroad. Students must obtain an average of at least 60% in year 2 in order to commence study abroad option.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ELEC9004Industrial Placement Year

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module gives students the opportunity to develop the skills to cope with a significant change in their environment and adapt to a new culture and learning paradigm. It will broaden their understanding and knowledge of their subject specialism, and provide a deeper understanding of the country in which they are studying. In some cases, it wil also provide an opportunity to improve foreign language skills. Students will develop transferable skills in openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and culture, international travel and preparation for working in an international context.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Develop, and reflect on their skills development, in an international context.
2. Adapt to a new culture and learning paradigm.
3. Broaden their knowledge and understanding of the host country.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Students are expected to take the same total workload as that of a typical full time student at the host institution
The exact syllabus should be arranged with the host institution and is subject to the approval fo the Year Abroad tutor
Modules selected should not duplicate those taken by the student when they are at Leeds
They should however, be chosen to provide adequate preparation for the modules that the student will take at Leeds on their return
Permission must be obtained from the Study Abroad tutor for any amendments to the approved study plan
It is likely that they will supplement their studies with academic modules which broaden the focus of their degree programme and/or modules related to the history, culture, language or literature of the host country

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Support by Host Establishment00.000.00
Private study hours1,200.00
Total Contact hours0.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,200.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentThe student should normally be assessed by the host institution according to their normal procedures. An official transcript of the grades obtained should be provided.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/06/2021 16:47:30


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