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HUMA6018 MLang Year Abroad Referral module

Module Overview

The MLang Referral Module is designed to provide students who have failed modules at the partner university with the opportunity to progress. Rather than incurring additional costs by having to attend resits at the partner university which are not necessarily in sync with the Southampton summer examination boards, students will be offered the opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes through this Southampton referral module. Consistent with all referrals there is no additional teaching available. The contact hours are entirely independent study and given that this module is simply an assessment task, the total number of hours is 35 rather than the 150 hours which includes teaching. If a student fails 3 partner university modules it would be feasible for the student to complete 3 MLang Referral Module assessments over a 3 week period before the end of July. The module will only be taken by students who have failed a partner university module. Students failing a University of Southampton module will follow the referral procedure as it is set out for individual UoS modules.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To meet those learning outcomes of the MLang (see below) which are met by the particular module from the partner university which the student has failed.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The structures, registers and varieties of the target language/s, and of the methods required to analyse them
  • One or more aspects of the cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, geography, social and economic structures of countries/regions of the world other than your own
  • Significant, and sometimes competing, methodologies, theories and issues relating to Linguistic, Literary, Cultural and Transnational studies within the context of the Languages and related studies curriculum
  • The interaction between language and socio-cultural context
  • The culture and society of the country/s where you have spent your time abroad
  • Research which is at the forefront in your chosen field and how to critically engage with the latest thinking


At the start of each semester all MLang students are expected to send details of each Partner university module which they are taking to the MLang Coordinator. In the event of a student failing a module, the student must liaise with the MLang Programme Coordinator who will set the referral assessment in line with the details of the partner university module and the MLang learning outcomes. It is not the responsibility of the MLang Coordinator to provide subject specific bibliographies for the referral module.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Students are expected to draw from resources made available to them by the partner university and UoS blackboards and library.

Completion of assessment task35
Total study time35

Resources & Reading list

Resource. Students will be expected to utilise materials made available at the partner universities as well as resources which are made available through relevant UoS blackboards and the library.



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (3500 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: External

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