Law Year Abroad - LW700

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Yearlong 6 120 (60) checkmark-circle

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-time load (e.g. a full-time year of academic study, or as otherwise defined by the host institution). The exact composition 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 of the programme’s educational aims and learning outcomes.

Details

Contact hours

Learning and teaching methods will vary depending on the partner institution and the agreed modules. Inclusive of independent study, LAWS7000 will require approximately 1,200 hours of study, (or the number of study hours otherwise specified by the partner institution concerned as amounting to a full-time load).

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

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 LAWS7000 on a pass/fail basis. In order to pass this module and be awarded 120 Kent credits, students must achieve a pass mark (documented by the transcript issued by the partner institution) in at least two-thirds of the credits of their agreed modules. There will be no compensation or condonement, and no concessionary adjustment of any marks awarded by the partner institution.


Reassessment methods

Reassessment opportunities may be provided by the partner institution during the year abroad in accordance with its own rules and regulations. Where, subsequent to any reassessment opportunities offered by the partner institution, a student fails to obtain two-thirds of the necessary credits, but achieves at least one-third, they will be required to undertake further written work to achieve the remaining credits. The pass mark for this assessment will be 40%, however, no numerical mark will be formally recorded.

Students who fail to achieve at least one-third of the necessary credits will not be offered a reassessment opportunity at Kent, and will fail this module (and their year abroad).

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

Indicative reading

Required and recommended reading will be set by the partner institution according to the agreed modules. However, students must carefully read all documentation provided to them in regard to their year abroad by the University of Kent and by the partner institution concerned.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific 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)

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will have:

1. acquired the ability to perform effectively in a different cultural – and, in some cases, linguistic – environment
2. developed their intercultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills
3. developed their ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in more than one language (only formally relevant to those LLB programmes marked with an asterisk in section 7)

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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