Summer School

Module description

The purpose of this module is to enable postgraduate students to attend a summer school programme at one of the School’s approved international partner institutions. Credits will be assessed by a combination of assessment taken during the summer school programme and assessment set by the Business School.

Student eligibility will be determined as part of an internal application process and selected students must receive approval from the Module Convenor. Programme options will be advertised to students during the academic year.

Please Note: If you require any further information about this module then please contact the Study Abroad Team based in Streatham Court 0.09.

Full module specification

Module title:Summer School
Module code:BEMM392
Module level:M
Academic year:2020/1
Module lecturers:
  • Dr Claire Dinan - Convenor
Module credit:30
ECTS value:

15

Pre-requisites:

Eligible students must be enrolled on the MSc International Management programme (2019/20) and MSc Management (2020/21 onwards). Student eligibility will be determined as part of an internal application process and selected students must receive approval from the Module Convenor

Check individual summer school courses for pre-requisites, which will be approved by the module convenor via the provisional learning agreement and subject to final approval by the host institution.  

Eligible students should achieve at least 60% in semester one

Co-requisites:
Duration of module:

Module aims

The aims of this module are to enable students to:

i) Critically reflect on the study of their summer school topic (normally business or language & culture oriented, but may also cover other academic areas, subject to approval of the Module Convenor)

ii) Critically evaluate their cross-cultural awareness and communication skills

iii) Evaluate the international perspectives of their chosen field of study

iv) Reflect on their learning and develop through the module as reflective practitioners.

The distinctive features of this module are:

i) An opportunity to select and explore a topic that is of interest to students and also relevant to their workplace or employment aspirations

ii) An opportunity to engage with other students from across the globe in an intensive study  period

iii) An opportunity to develop and practice language skills and develop cross-cultural awareness during periods of study and socialisation.

iv) An opportunity to experience a different academic system, whilst gaining credits towards their Exeter Master’s degree

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. differentiate between different (cultural) perspectives on disciplinary content and methods; and/or
  • 2. demonstrate learning about another society and culture; and/or
  • 3. develop/improve foreign language proficiency; and/or
  • 4. demonstrate discipline-specific learning that supplements University of Exeter programme curriculum

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 5. These will be dependent on the focus of the summer school programme

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 6. undertake learning in unfamiliar environments and contexts, adopting appropriate behaviours and demonstrating independence and co-operative attitudes towards meeting challenges and change
  • 7. reflect constructively on own learning and personal development, evaluating achievements and identifying ways of improving performance

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
60294

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Information sessions / Study Plan at Exeter6A compulsory interview will determine successful candidates as part of the selection process. During Terms 1 and 2, the Study Abroad Team will deliver a series of information sessions, including an Academic Guidelines Briefing and a Pre-Departure Briefing, where attendance is mandatory. Students will also be required to complete a study plan for their allocated summer school.
Contact hours36Learning activities and teaching methods will depend on the arrangement of the respective summer school programme: This module is run as a summer school provision by international partner institutions of the business school, and students will be studying this programme at the campus of the partner institution. The number of formal contact hours may vary; and Learning activities may include a variety of different forms (e.g. lectures, seminars, business simulations, company visits)
Guided independent study282This will vary, depending on the requirements of the respective summer school programme abroad. This time also provides an indication of study hours spent on the individual report as part of the Exeter assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Students will participate in the activities of the summer school programme and receive formative feedback during the programmeVaries according to programme offering and can include examination, presentation, group work and oral examinationsAccording to the ILO’s specified by the partner institutionsVerbal and/or written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
20800

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Formal assessment of the summer school programme and managed by the partner institution. 80VariedDependent on summer school programmeWritten and/or verbally, subject to mark conversion as agreed by the Module Convener and advertised by the IDT.
An individual report reflecting on the cross- cultural experience of the summer school programme (set and marked by University of Exeter Business School). 202000 words (maximum)1-7Written. Marked by the Module Convenor.

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Formal assessment of the summer school programme and managed by the partner institution and an individual report reflecting on the cross- cultural experience of the summer school programme (set and marked by University of Exeter Business School) 7500 word essay (100%)1-7

Re-assessment notes

Alternative assessments from the partner institution are not available. On a case by case basis, students may be able to take re-sits for the 80% credit value at the partner institution, where available and if they take place before the usual re-sit period at Exeter (usually mid-August 2019).

Syllabus plan

This will be dependent on the focus of the summer school programme.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

An indication of learning resources will be provided by the respective convener of the summer school programme. Upon successful application to a particular programme students, will receive detailed information about the summer school programme and about learning resources prior to their arrival at the partner institution.

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Origin date

03/04/2019

Last revision date

23/09/2019