Anthropology Year Abroad Mark - SE608

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Yearlong 6 120 (60) checkmark-circle


Students will spend one academic year studying in a University with whom Kent has agreements for such exchanges. The purpose of the Year Abroad is to give students an opportunity to further their anthropological 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 itself students will follow the modules in their learning agreements at their host universities, therefore the curriculum will vary for each student, depending on the host institution and modules chosen. All students are encouraged to take primarily anthropology modules, or closely related subjects but are allowed the equivalent of one 'wild module' per term, as well as one language module, if appropriate.


Contact hours



All SAC programmes 'with a Year Abroad'

Method of assessment

The assessment methods cover the learning outcomes; the assessment methods are set by the host institution and will vary depending on which institution and which modules are chosen. If students pass a module at the host institution they will be awarded the corresponding credits for that module. Kent will assess this module on a pass/fail basis, obtaining the equivalent of 120 Kent credits – as documented by the transcript issued by the host institution – being required to award a pass.

Indicative reading

Readings will vary, depending on which modules students register for during the year abroad.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will have:
8.1 acquire an appreciation of the relevance of anthropology to understanding everyday processes and productions of people anywhere in the world, by living and studying abroad.
8.2 develop, through first-hand experience of life in another culture, the ability to understand 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 acquire a systematic understanding of how social, cultural and/or biological diversity influences human relationships and organisation, in the context of living in another culture


  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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