SW0520 - Guidance and Counselling Study Abroad Year out (semester long option)

What will I learn on this module?

The Study Abroad semester long module is taken as part of an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The other half of the year is occupied by the semester long placement module for the year out option.

You will undertake a semester abroad at a partner university equivalent to 60 UK credits. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host university, the student and the home university (Northumbria). Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification however if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling (with Study abroad and work placement year)”.

How will I learn on this module?

Varies according to partner university/programme of study.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Pre-departure: students attend relevant presentations and meet with Study Abroad Tutor to satisfy their specific requirements. Students to complete a learning agreement, setting out the programme of studies.
On Study Abroad placement: Support will be provided by the host university. Additionally the Faculty staff will maintain contact with the student throughout the study abroad placement (usually via skype meetings).

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. To acquire a broader, international and intercultural informed understanding of their subject discipline
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. To experience different cultural approaches to learning, study and academic development
3. To acquire intercultural competence, cross-cultural literacy and (where relevant) to practice foreign-language skills
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA)
4. To develop enhanced, intercultural sensitive communication and interpersonal skills

How will I be assessed?

1. Formative Assessment process: Varies according to host university

2. Summative Assessment process: Transcript of Results
The module assesses your academic performance on modules studied at the host university and is graded on a pass/fail basis. In order to pass the module, you have to take and pass the equivalent of 60 Northumbria credits at the host institution (as documented by the transcript). This satisfies all learning outcomes.

The Study Abroad Year does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, the Study Abroad Year is recognised on the degree certificate in the format – BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling (with Study Abroad Year).

3. Feedback process: Varies according to host university

Pre-requisite(s)

• Attend pre-departure briefings and training workshops as required.
• Complete a learning agreement.
• Successful completion of Levels 4/5.

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

There is an option to take a semester-long study abroad module when combined with a semester-long placement module as part of the optional additional year between level five and six.
You will undertake a semester abroad at a partner university equivalent to 60 UK credits. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host university, the student and the home university (Northumbria). Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification however if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module (along with a 60 credit Work Placement Module) and on your degree certificate in the format - "BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)".

Course info

UCAS Code B9L5

Credits 60

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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