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Unit information: Year Abroad in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Year Abroad
Unit code EFIM20016
Credit points 120
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Jolivet
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Economics, Finance and Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law


This unit comprises the year spent abroad by BSc students on the 4 year programmes: Economics with Study Abroad, Accounting and Finance with Study Abroad and Management with Study Abroad. Students take the equivalent of 120 credit points with a partner institution abroad, where courses are taught in English.

The precise content of this unit will vary on an individual basis dependent on the host institution the student opts to study at.

The aim of the unit is to provide a student with an education in economics, finance or management at a leading institution outside the UK whilst also providing the cultural experience of living and studying in another country.

Intended learning outcomes

Specific learning outcomes will depend on the institution selected and the units studied. However, it is anticipated that students will also benefit from the following:

  • Experience of economics, finance and management in a wider non-UK context
  • Experience of different teaching and study methods and styles and the chance to extend knowledge beyond the units that are delivered in Bristol
  • Preparation for a career relating to international environments
  • The opportunity to broaden horizons and be immersed in a new and exciting environment.

Teaching details

Dependent on the host institution and the units selected.

Assessment Details

Assessment will clearly depend on the host institution and the units of study selected. Students will be expected to select units of study at a level equivalent to University of Bristol Level 5. The mark for this unit will be derived solely from the translation of the marks achieved at the host university via algorithms agreed by the University of Bristol.

The ‘Year Abroad Mark’ counts as 10% towards the final degree classification

Reading and References

Dependent on the host institution and the units selected.