Assessment, credit and expectations Assessment, credit and expectations

Assessment methods vary between modules and could be through class tests, academic fieldwork, laboratory tests, presentations or assignments. Full assessment details can be found in the module outlines on each module’s webpage.

Students spend at least 40 hours during the programme attending classes. An important part of UK academic study is independent learning, and preparatory reading may be required in advance of arrival. Delivery will be through a range of teaching methods, with participative seminars and workshops, as well as time spent outside of the classroom reading, working in groups and preparing assignments, with an additional emphasis on interaction and hands-on learning during off-campus fieldtrips. We operate in small group sizes due to the intense, short period of study to enable class discussion and support with academic staff and fellow students.

Most modules will require students to submit work electronically; full details of how to submit work will be provided at the start of the programme.

The final submission deadline for all modules is 21 July 2016 at 3pm, however some modules may have earlier/interim submission deadlines. All work will be assessed in accordance with the University’s formal guidelines and approved at board level in September 2016.

At the end of the programme, students who have successfully fulfilled all academic expectations will receive a Certificate of Attendance. All submitted assessments meeting the final deadline will be sent to the academic board for approval, and official academic transcripts will be distributed at the end of September 2016. Students who have not been successful will be notified and may have the opportunity to submit work to be reassessed. The official transcript is used by home institutions to transfer the credit gained from UEA’s International Summer School.


All UEA International Summer School modules are accredited at 20 UK undergraduate credits. Each module offers minimum of 40 academic contact hours over the four week programme; these could be lectures, seminars or academic fieldtrips and all are overseen by an academic member of staff from the School of Study. These academic contact hours may also be supplemented by experiential workshops or guest lectures to provide students with a variety of teaching methods and experiences.

Students requiring more credit can choose our Additional Credit module, offering an extra 5 UK credits.

Students who wish to transfer their credit to their current course need to gain approval from the Study Abroad office at their home institution in advance; there are often internal deadlines in place regarding credit transfer that students should be aware of. Please note that arrangements can vary between institutions and courses. Many of our partner universities have already approved module credit transfer so please contact us for full details of these.


By accepting a place on the International Summer School, students accept they are taking part in an academically rigorous programme with a number of expectation regarding input and attendance.

Students are expected to:

  • Meet set deadlines for accepting their official offer and making payments.
  • Carry out advanced preparatory work as advised.
  • Attend all compulsory induction sessions – these include; Visa Checking and Student Registration, Assessment and Study Skills sessions, and the Module Welcome.
  • Attend all academic contact hours, with a minimum of 80% attendance required to pass.
  • Submit all coursework by 3pm on 21 July 2016.
  • Be aware of the correct visa (if required) needed to enter the UK and apply for this within the recommended timescale. You can find out more about visa requirements here.