Study Placement (PG Double Degree)

Module description


This non-credit-bearing module is for University of Exeter Business School students who have been selected to take part in the Postgraduate Double Degree Programme. It allows you to remain registered as a current student at the University of Exeter Business School for the duration of the Double Degree programme, following your standard Exeter Masters. 

Students selected for the Postgraduate Double Degree Programme complete all elements of their standard Exeter Masters programme and then spend an additional academic year studying one of the eligible programmes at a selected Double Degree partner. Your performance on the additional year at the host university does not affect your standard Exeter award. You will graduate from the University of Exeter following successful completion of the programme at the Double Degree partner.  


Additional Information:


This moduleisdesigned for students on the Postgraduate Double Degree Programme. The Double Degree necessitates education at one of the international Double Degree partner universities.


All of the information about studying abroad is on the ELE(Exeter Learning Environment).

External Engagement

Students engage extensively with the partner institution where they do their additional year of study abroad.


Students acquire a number of valuable skills, including adaptability, team-working, language abilities, and inter-cultural skills.

Full module specification

Module title:Study Placement (PG Double Degree)
Module code:BUSM000
Module level:M
Academic year:2017/8
Module lecturers:
  • Professor Gabriele Vosseberg - Convenor
Module credit:
ECTS value:

You must have successfully completed the internal Double Degree selection process run in Term 1 and 2 of your standard Exeter Masters programme. All interested students will have submitted an internal application form. Suitable students will have been interviewed by the University of Exeter Business School Associate Dean for International and Development and relevant academic / professional services staff. Any offers made are subject to you achieving a minimum 60% average in semester 1, and successful completion of the standard Exeter Masters.


Following your nomination to the host university by the Business School International Development Team, you must also ensure that you meet all of the application requirements and deadlines of the host university. You must also attend all of the Double Degree specific briefings and pre-departure sessions as directed by the Business School International Development Team.      

The Postgraduate Double Degree Programme is in principle available to all Postgraduate Taught students on Business School managed postgraduate programmes, although certain restrictions may apply. For example, the Double Degree option with Fudan University School of Economics is only available for students on MSc Economics, MSc Economics & Econometrics, and MSc Financial Economics.


Please also note, students are not allowed to undertake a double degree programme in their country of birth or country of nationality due to the entrance requirements of our partner institutions. 

You will also need to meet any additional entry requirements set by the Double Degree partner institutions. 



Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:


Duration (weeks) - term 2:


Module aims

The module introduces you to the experience of academic study outside the UK, and, for some of you, a different language. It aims to challenge preconceptions and assumptions about higher education teaching by exposing you to a different approach to academic study.

You will be expected to develop resilience and flexibility as you adapt to different teaching styles, different administrative procedures, and to living in a new country. Regardless of the language of study, you are expected to develop your communication skills. Many international companies recognise the importance of employing managers able to understand and communicate across cultures. These are referred to as cross-cultural literacy skills. This module enables you to gain cross-cultural literacy skills through both living and studying in another country, whilst at the same time developing your knowledge of international business. 

You will be able to gain a perspective on your experiences of study in the UK by making a comparison with your experience abroad.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of a wide range of business theory and application
  • 2. Identify new perspectives on chosen modules through exposure to teaching/coursework/assessment based in different cultural frames of reference and/or taught by local instructors.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 3. evaluate the application of theoretical principles
  • 4. analyse the business environment and evaluate appropriate business practices.

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 5. communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a different study environment and a different cultural frame of reference
  • 6. develop effective time management, planning skills and initiative during the study abroad period

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
A combination of lectures, seminars and group session – as determined by partner institutionSubject to ECTS credit weightingAs determined by partner institution. The learning activities and teaching methods will depend on the student’s module choices

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assignments and assessments are determined on a module basis by the host partner institution and agreed by the Programme Director.Dependent on module credit weightingILO 1-6

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assignments and assessments are determined by the host institution.100Dependent on credit weighting of modules at host institution.ILO 1-6As outlined by host institution.

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
As outlined by partner institutionAs outlined by module descriptor from partner institutionILO 1-6As determined by partner institution.

Re-assessment notes

For modules taken at the host university, the host university’s rules on reassessment will apply. The accessibility support provided by the host institution will vary. Please contact the International Development Team if you have any queries.

Syllabus plan

The syllabus will vary according to the options provided by the host partner institution and module choices made by the student.


You are required to maintain regular monthly contact with the University of Exeter Business School International Development Team. You must also ensure that all relevant year abroad paperwork is completed within the deadlines.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

To be determined by the host partner institution and the relevant Programme Director.

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