For part of your study abroad period, you will be expected to take the same workload as a degree student at Essex.
Full year students
You will typically study eight modules totalling 120 Essex credits (four in the Autumn Term and four in the Spring Term).Teaching takes place during the Autumn and Spring Terms, with revision classes and final examinations during the Summer Term. The examination period is mid-May to mid-June. You're able to leave once you have taken your last examination but you will have to pay for your accommodation for the whole year.
Part year students
You will typically study four modules totalling 60 Essex credits in the Autumn Term. All of your assessments, including the written examinations, will take place during this time.If you're joining us in the Spring Term, you're expected to complete your studies in June. During the Summer Term, you will have examinations for your Spring Term modules.
The academic year is divided into three terms of ten weeks:
- Autumn Term: October to December
- Spring Term: January to March
- Summer Term: April to June
Our module directory lists the modules we offer. Read the explanation of our module codes before you make your selection. When you look at the details of a particular module, it will tell you whether or not the module is available to you as a study abroad student. All modules you select must be credit bearing modules and suitable for your current level of study.
If you're interested in a module that has pre-requisites, you will need to demonstrate via your transcript that you have already followed and completed modules with a similar subject content at your home university.
Additional modules:Talent Development Centre
SK202, British Society and Culture provides a comprehensive introduction to Britain, including politics, media, culture, philosophy, art, literature, film, music and theatre.
Undergraduate Writing Skills for the Humanities and Social Sciences is specifically designed to help you master the requirements of academic writing at university, this practical course will help you through every stage of assignment writing and help you produce your best work.