Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 5 120 (60) Chris Shepherd checkmark-circle


This module is taken by students on the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and BSc (Hons) Chemistry with a Year Abroad courses, and requires students to cover relevant modules at a suitable standard equivalent to Level 5 or 6 at the University of Kent. Modules can take a multidisciplinary focus inclusive of chemistry, biology, physics or maths. The Year Abroad will provide students with science education at an international partner university with the additional opportunity to study some modules which are not available at the University of Kent. With regards to suitable topics, an academic liaison at Kent will check and approve the student's choice of modules when joining the partner institution.


Contact hours

Private Study: Determined by the partner institution
Contact Hours: Determine by the partner institution
Total: 1200 hours


Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Pass/Fail – based on passing the year at the partner institution, and verification via submitted transcript

Indicative reading

Provided by department at the university abroad.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate significant scientific knowledge across a range of relevant scientific disciplines, such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Forensic Science.
2. Demonstrate confident and accurate numeracy, statistics and data analysis skills across a range of relevant subject disciplines.
3. Demonstrate confident practical skills in relevant scientific disciplines (where applicable to modules chosen) and experience laboratory standards in a different country.
4. Demonstrate their ability to communicate science in an effective manner via a variety of different methods.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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