Founded in 1839, and linked with the University of Liverpool for almost 100 years, the University of Chester offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree study to around 14,000 students. Chester has excellent teaching, study and recreational facilities, including a modern library, ample open access computer facilities, and a range of sports and fitness opportunities. 

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Course Description

The University of Chester runs all of its undergraduate courses/modules via a full year delivery system, therefore you can get the best out of your exchange by coming to Chester for the full year. Alternatively, we have a bespoke level five module worth 10 ECTs/4 credit hours: WB5102, “Intercultural experiential learning”. Along with this module/course the student will the take an additional four courses/modules equalling a further 20 ECTs in subjects of their choice. We offer a wide breadth of subjects you can study

 With that in mind it is essential that you mark key courses on your course request list along with this compulsory*  module. This will facilitate your getting the best out of your exchange. The foundation principles of the WB5102 are pedagogically  based on aspects of Identity Psychology, Intercultural  competence, history, Development, Politics  and International Relations . The principal purpose of this module is to encourage the student to reflect upon their personal experiences as a study abroad student and how these experiences impact the student’s perceptions of identity, culture and history. The course  will nurture a critical evaluation of the influence of relationships on the world stage and how diversity shapes society and the individual. This requires them to assess their own thoughts, actions and activities throughout their time at the University of Chester. In order to achieve this, the module will encompass: journaling for reflection; models of reflection and writing for reflection.  The module will also examine: experiential learning models; skills required for self-directed experiential learning; the psychology of culture shock; self-identity and intercultural awareness; cross-cultural issues and sensitivity.  The course help the student to focus upon their traveling experiences and turn them into constructive learning experiences. With this in mind there are  a number of  facilitated field trips and of course independent adventures, that the student can review systematically.

*students are opted in for WB5102 but may discuss dropping the module with exceptional circumstances.

 

 

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Business Recommended!

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • History Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences Recommended!

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

  • Sports Studies Recommended!

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Please email studyabroad@chester.ac.uk for list of modules.

This is particularly important as our modules are set up to work within the British system of a very subject focussed degree throughout. So if you cross subject areas your classes may clash, so you will need to select back up modules.

 The ISEP Coordinator will then search for options and send information to you.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Due to being a full year institution, certain modules are not amenable to single semester study. If you are only planning to study with us for one semester, and you list any of these modules on your course request list, the ISEP Coordinator will contact you in order to identify alternatives. It is imperative that you double-check with the ISEP Coordinator that any compulsory courses that you must take during your exchange will actually be available for single semester study before accepting your placement with us.

Drama and theatre studies must be studied on a full-year basis, and is not available to single-semester students. The following fields of study are available to semester one and full-year students only, and not available to semester two students: biological science, computer science, education, fine art, games development, graphic design, most mathematics modules, most modern languages modules, performing arts and photography.

 

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor Chester can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

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