Students take modules equivalent to a full-time load (120 Kent credits). At least 75% of the credits must be in the discipline of Politics and International Relations, while up to 25% may be in other disciplines. For students on the BA with a Language, at least 75% of the credits must be in Politics and International Relations and in the target language, while up to 25% may be in other disciplines and/or taught in English. The curriculum will vary depending on the partner institution and the modules chosen.
Learning and teaching methods will vary depending on the partner institution and the modules chosen. Inclusive of independent study, POLI6740 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).
Total: 1200 Hours
Compulsory to the following courses:
• BA in Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe
• BA in Politics and International Relations with a Year in North America
• BA in Politics and International Relations with a Language
• BA in Politics and International Relations with a Year in Asia/Pacific
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods
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 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 (pass/fail only).
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). See Annex 14 for more information.
Students who ultimately fail their year abroad will be transferred to the single honours Politics and International Relations.
The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices.
The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Study Politics and IR in a different higher education environment
2 Study Politics and IR in a different language (only relevant for the BA with a Language)
3 Enhance their command of the target language in a native-speaker setting (only relevant for the BA with a Language).
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