Credit and Assessment

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Our International Summer Schools are worth the equivalent of one Year Two undergraduate class at Queen’s, which is a recommended five – six US credits.

Assessment: FAQs

How many hours of learning time will there be?

Our International Summer Schools credit is calculated based on a notional 200 hours of student engagement, including lectures, field trips, library-based research and independent research outside of the core four weeks.

How can I get course credit for participating in the programme?

Five- six US credits are recommended for this programme. It is the discretion of your home university to decide what credit they wish to award. Students wishing to be considered for credit are required to complete an essay of 4,000 – 5,000 words (including bibliography) and when your work is graded you will be given a percentage mark (grade conversion from United Kingdom into US letter grade). You can find the ECTS equivalents here.

On successful completion of the programme we will provide you with an official Queen’s transcript and a grade for your essay to enable your home university to award credit.

What is the deadline to submit my coursework?

The essay is typically submitted via email in mid August. We endeavour to provide you with your transcript no later than 30 September.

What if I don’t want to receive credit?

Assessment is not compulsory and students who do not wish to receive credit and undergo assessment may be issued with a certificate of participation on completion of the programme.  This will be dependent on satisfactory attendance record for the duration of the Summer School. Students wishing to receive a certificate of participation must be present for a minimum of 80% of sessions.


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