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Unit information: Study Abroad in 2015/16

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Unit name Study Abroad
Unit code GEOG30006
Credit points 120
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Anesio
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Geographical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

This unit comprises the year spent abroad by BSc students on the 4 year "Geography with Study Abroad" degree programme. The precise content of this unit will vary on an individual basis dependant on the host institution the student opts to study at. Host institutions will be in English speaking countries.

The aim of this unit is to provide a student with an education in Geography at a leading Geography department 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 Geography 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; and
  • The opportunity to broaden horizons and be immersed in a new and exciting environment.

Teaching Information

Dependent on the host institution and the units selected.

Assessment Information

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 6. 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.

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