Law Year Abroad - LW700

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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6 120 (60)

Pre-requisites

Entry requirements vary for each programme - please check with Kent Law School

Restrictions

Available only to Law programmes with designated year abroad option - Not available as a wild module.

2017-18

Overview

The year abroad involves the delivery of taught content (and the assessment of that content) at a partner institution which will enable students to achieve the intended specific and generic learning outcomes of this module. Students will take modules equivalent to a full year of academic study; the exact composition of which will be as agreed with the appropriate Programme Director, or as set out in the learning agreement ('the agreed modules'). The curriculum will vary depending on the partner institution and the agreed modules but will be relevant to the student’s programme of study and will contribute to achievement the programme’s educational aims and learning outcomes.

Details

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Contact hours

Learning and teaching methods will vary depending on the partner institution and the agreed modules. Inclusive of independent study, LW700 will require a total of 1,200 hours of study.

Method of assessment

The assessment methods are set and administered by the partner institution in accordance with its own rules and regulations and will vary depending on the institution and the agreed modules. Kent will assess LW700 on a pass/fail basis. In order to pass this module and be awarded 120 Kent credits, students will have to achieve a pass mark (documented by the transcript issued by the partner institution) in at least 75%, or the equivalent of 90 credits (45 ECTS credits), of the agreed modules. Where a student meets this requirement, any missing credits may be condoned subject to the production of valid concessionary evidence. Missing credit will not be condoned where its non-achievement is due to non-attendance, a failure to undertake one or more prescribed assessments or where the student terminates the year abroad early.

Students who fail this module will be transferred to the single honours LLB Law and will not achieve a degree with a year abroad.

Preliminary reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will have:

1. acquired the ability to study Law in a different higher education environment
2. enhanced their understanding of law within an international context
3. acquired the ability to study Law in a different language (only formally relevant to those LLB programmes marked with an asterisk in section 7)
4. enhanced their command of the target language in a native-speaker setting (only formally relevant to those LLB programmes marked with an asterisk in section 7)

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