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Unit information: Study Abroad (Term 40) in 2021/22

Unit name Study Abroad (Term 40)
Unit code ECON30005
Credit points 40
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Correia
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

Students take the equivalent of 40 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 opportunity to study 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 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 normally 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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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.