School of Computer Science

Module 06-18183 (2019)

Computer Science Study Abroad

Level 2/I

Robert Hendley Semester 1 60 credits
Robert Hendley Semester 2 60 credits
Co-ordinator: Robert Hendley
Reviewer: John Bullinaria

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


The module allows the student to complete a year of study related to computer science in an approved institution in another country. Such study may include a component of the language of instruction, where this is not the student's native language. Computer science topics studied will be specified by the Module Coordinator to be appropriate to a second year Computer Science student at the University of Birmingham. Normally, a student studying in his or her native language will be expected to undertake 2/3 of the relevant year in that institution; a student studying in another language will be expected to undertake 1/3 of the relevant year. (These proportions include a substantial allowance made for necessary individual study, e.g. to meet different prerequisites or become proficient in the language of instruction.)


The aims of this module are to:

  • allow the student to experience study of Computer Science in another country

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate achievement in computer science topics via study in another country
  • Discuss aspects of the culture and higher education system of the country of the host institution with particular reference to Computer Science


  • Note 1 Only offered if there are students on an a year abroad.

Teaching methods

Variable (dependent on host institution)

Contact Hours:



Sessional: 100% will be based on marks from the host institution.

Supplementary: Not normally possible.

Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

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