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Module Title
Study Abroad 4
Reference BS2152 Version 5
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2018 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable students to participate in Erasmus and non-Erasmus Study Abroad opportunities with selected partner institutions of RGU. To undertake similar courses of relevant content and at the same level of the home course with equivalent credit. To allow RGU students to develop, alongside core knowledge and understanding, their employability skills by gaining the cultural, interpersonal, educational and social benefits of Study Abroad as part of their home qualification.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding / competence or other prescribed outcome of a pre-approved subject taught in a partner institution at SCQF Level 8 or equivalent.

Indicative Module Content
The module content will be agreed by the relevent Course Leader in the subject area/s provided by the approved study abroad partner institution in the learning agreement, prior to mobility.

Module Delivery
Module delivery will vary according to the pre-approved curriculum as provided by the host partner institution.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 114 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1
Description: The assessment plan will vary according to the host institution. Assessment could be any one of, or combination of, coursework, examination, oral assessment or practical assessment as designated by the host institution. The result is recorded as one component, with 100% weighting.

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by the host study abroad institution. This will vary according to the institution - students should seek the guidance of the Course/Programme Leader (or equivalent) at the host institution to identify assessment instruments. Host institutions will provide transcripts for the relevant number of modules undertaken during the study abroad period. Students will be expected to pass the module at the level specified at the host institution. Any grade or mark at the host institution at pass level or above will be recorded as 'P' (Pass). Any grade or mark at the host institution at less than pass level will be recorded as 'U' (Unsuccessful). Actual grades/marks and the relevant ECTS or local credits will be provided to the student via a transcript provided by the host institution.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
Pass Any grade or mark at the host institution at pass level or above.
Fail Any grade or mark at the host institution at less than pass level.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.


Students will join cohorts in partner institutions which are at SCQF Level 8 or equivalent. This module will normally be delivered in English. Students wishing to undertake the module in the host language will only be allowed to do so if certified to do so at the appropriate level.

Modules (sometimes called courses at partner institutions) may differ in credit size (hours) from the standard 7.5 ECTS at RGU, therefore students will be expected to achieve 30 ECTS per semester by successfully achieving the relevent number of modules at the host institution (this could be more or less than the standard 4 at RGU).

ECTS (or other local) credits awarded by the host institution will be shown on the transcripts provided by them. 30 ECTS (or local equivalent) will then be translated into the successful achievement of 4 Study Abroad modules at RGU.

1 This will be provided by the Study Abroad partner institution in which students study.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781