This module is only available in addition to the regular three-year syllabus of a standard undergraduate degree (or in addition to the four-year syllabus of an undergraduate Masters degree [MSci]). It provides a framework for students going abroad for a full academic year to study at a university-level institution outside of the United Kingdom and is designed to allow them to develop global experiences, obtain first-hand knowledge of another country, develop effective communication skills with people from different backgrounds, and to enhance students’ employability skills. The module is compulsory for student enroled on the Archaeology with French, Portuguese or Spanish degree programmes. Students enroled on other degree programmes who successfully complete this module will gain the degree title supplement “with International Study”.
You will learn how other intellectual traditions ‘do’ archaeology in an academic context and gain an understanding of the relevant structures and ethos in a Higher Education institution in another country. You will also develop your ability to adapt to a new educational context and to analyse and reflect critically on the experience of living abroad. Last but not least, you will learn to develop and articulate new skills in order to maximise future career prospects.
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Maarten Blaauw
(Image: University of Coimbra, Portugal – Wikimedia Commons)