Students will spend one academic year studying in a University with which Kent has agreements for such exchanges. The purpose of the Year Abroad is to give students an opportunity to further their experience by living in another culture, as well as studying in a new HE context. Students develop a learning agreement (i.e. list of modules to be taken) with the module convenor (Year Abroad Coordinator) before commencing the year abroad. Students are registered for this module during
their Year Abroad. During the year abroad students will follow the modules in their learning agreements at their host universities and therefore the curriculum will vary for each student depending on the host institution and modules chosen. All students are encouraged to take modules in the local language which augment their Liberal Arts studies, particularly through continuing to build on knowledge acquired in optional and compulsory modules in Stages 1 and 2. They are also allowed to take one module per term in English and to register for language modules.
Learning and teaching methods will vary depending on the host institution and the modules chosen. Inclusive of independent study this module will require a total of 1,200 hours of study to be assessed by the convenor of the Liberal Arts year abroad programme through consultation with the host university. The different learning and teaching methods will collectively enable students to achieve
Available on BA Liberal Arts with a Year Abroad only
Method of assessment
Readings will vary, depending on which modules students register for during the year abroad. Please note there is no module specification available for this module.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 understand the everyday processes and productions of people in the country visited, through living and studying abroad.
8.2 understand, through first-hand experience of life in another culture, how people influence and adapt to their social, cultural and physical environments while nonetheless possessing a capacity for individual agency which can allow them to transcend environmental constraints.
8.3 understand how social, cultural and/or biological diversity influences human relationships and organisation, in the context of living in another culture
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- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
- The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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