All study undertaken abroad will be recognized by your School and your time abroad will be noted on your academic transcript.
You are usually expected to study modules at the partner university in the same subject as your degree programme at Reading. However you might be able to study language, culture or possibly even modules in related academic subjects to your degree.
The final decision regarding the modules you can study will be made together with your Study Abroad Coordinator before you go abroad. They will be able to provide you with guidance and explain how this will transfer back to your Reading degree.
The credit system at the partner will be different to Reading.
Institutions will use ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The conversion is 2 Reading credits = 1 ECTS. A full year workload is 60 ECTS (120 Reading credits).
If you Study Abroad for less than a year, most institutions will expect you to study 30 ECTS (60 Reading credits).
Your School Study Abroad Coordinator will advise you regarding transfer of credits back to your degree programme.
As a guide we suggest
- Australia: Monash 2 credits = 5 Reading credits; La Trobe 1 credit = 1 Reading credit
- Canada: 1 Canadian credit = 4 Reading credits
- USA: Generally 3 US credits = 15 Reading credits
Please note that it is your responsibility to liaise with your Study Abroad Coordinator(s) in order to gain approval for credit transfer.
Full details will be provided to you either by your School or the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office.