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Exchange Students

Spend part of your degree here

The School of English and The University of Nottingham have a long-standing reputation for their warm welcome to international students, both as students on our degree courses and also as incoming exchange students for one or two semesters.

Many members of staff in the School have an international background and enjoy teaching and researching in a thriving international community.

The School recognises that incoming exchange students come from different educational backgrounds and we have tried to cater for your different needs.


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What can exchange students study?

Some incoming exchange students will not have covered certain aspects of the degree programme and may find it difficult to join some of our modules. We want all exchange students to do well at Nottingham and enjoy their time in the school. That is why we permit students from different institutions to take different level modules.

Find out which modules you are eligible to take

Students may take up to 60 credits per semester of Level 2 and 3 modules and/or subsidiary modules if they are from the following list, and have the relevant subject knowledge and academic background (normally this means having their main/major subject in English):

  • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • City University Hong Kong
  • Concordia University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Lehigh University
  • Leiden University
  • McGill University
  • Oregon State University
  • Ruhr University Bochum
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Zurich

All other institutions

Students may take up to 20 credits of Level 1 subsidiary modules in the School of English in the autumn semester and/or up to 30 credits in Spring semester.

Autumn semester: September to January

  • ENGL1012 - Shakespeare's Histories: Critical approaches
  • ENGL1013 - Essentials of English (students will need to be available to take the exam during the autumn semester exam period - Monday 13 January to Friday 24 January 2020)

Spring Semester: February to June

  • ENGL1004 - English Literature: History
  • ENGL1009 - The Viking World
  • ENGL1011 - Regional Writers

We regret that we are not able to offer Level 2 or 3 modules to you, as we only have enough space in these modules for students from universities with which we have a school-based agreement (not a university-wide agreement which your school may have with another department at Nottingham).

To find out more information about the modules available, please go to the University’s Catalogue of Modules page.

To search for a module:

  • Click ‘Search for Courses (Modules)'
  • In Campus choose ‘United Kingdom’ from the drop-down list
  • In Term choose ‘2019 Academic Year’ from the drop-down list
  • In ‘Offering Unit’ choose ‘English’, then click ‘Search’ or enter the module code directly in the ‘Course Code’ field and search

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Find out about available modules

Subsidiary (Level 1) modules

Subsidiary modules in the School of English are open to all students regardless of major subject, length of study or English proficiency. They are all 10 credit modules and in 2019-20 are as follows:

Autumn Semester: September to January

  • ENGL1012 - Shakespeare's Histories: Critical approaches
  • ENGL1013 - Essentials of English (students need to be available in the January exam period to take this module)

Spring Semester: February to June

  • ENGL1004 - English Literature: History
  • ENGL1009 - The Viking World
  • ENGL1011 - Regional Writers

You can find more information about these modules by using the University's Catalogue of Modules and searching for the relevant module code.

Level 1/Year 1 modules other than those listed above, are not available to exchange students.

Level 2 and Level 3 modules

To see a list of Level 2 or 3 modules that may be available, go to the University's Catalogue of Modules page.

To search for a module:

  • Click ‘Search for Courses (Modules)’
  • In Campus choose ‘United Kingdom’ from the drop-down list
  • In Term choose ‘2019 Academic Year’ from the drop-down list
  • In ‘Offering Unit’ choose ‘English’, then click ‘Search’

Level 2 modules start with the code ENGL2 and Level 3 modules start with the code ENGL3.

Please be aware that not all Level 2 or 3 modules that are suitable for exchange students may be available each year. The school cannot guarantee that incoming students will be allocated modules of their first choice, but tries to ensure that students are able to take modules in their preferred field of study.

Participation in modules may be subject to prerequisites and there are caps on student numbers in some cases. Please be prepared to have some back-up choices. 

Unlike other schools at the University of Nottingham, students wishing to study Level 2 or 3 modules in the School of English must apply in advance to be allocated these modules before their arrival in Nottingham. Please indicate what modules you have taken at your home university which are related to your choice. Please choose at least 30 credits in your own school.

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Find out how to register for modules

If you have already requested to study at the University of Nottingham, you will receive an e-mail from Student Services asking you to register for modules.

 

Related links

Spend part of your degree here International Student Recruitment Office:Module Catalogue Accommodation
 

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School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk