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Academic Matters

This page outlines matters relating to the academic side of undertaking Erasmus here at UL.

 

The Learning Agreement & Module Selection

Students are required to complete a learning agreement outlining the modules that they will study during their Erasmus at the University of Limerick. The Learning Agreement outlines the modules that the student intends to study at the host university along with the ECTS credit weighting of each module and the required level of language competence.

A module list will be selected provisionally and then finalised by the end of week two of the semester.  The module booklets can be downloaded from the left side of this page. Detailed module descriptions can be found by using the module dropdown menu at the following link https://bookofmodules.ul.ie/.  Please note that this link contains modules that are not applicable to Erasmus students.  

Erasmus students compile their own timetable.  Students will attend classes over the first two weeks of the semester before finalising their timetable and registering for their selected modules. Consultation meetings with University of Limerick Erasmus Academic Coordinators are arranged, in order to obtain academic advice. These meetings will take place during week one and two of the semester.

 

English Language Requirements

Erasmus students are required to have a B2 level of English (as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), but are not required to present a certificate.

 

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classes

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes are available as an integral part of the academic programme. A language test takes place during Welcome Week to determine the level of English language proficiency of the student. The student is allocated to a particular class according to the results of the test. If the student already holds a cerificate of English proficieny, this will also suffice to determine the level of English and the student may not need to sit the initial level-determining EFL test. The timetable for these classes is not published in advance. This EFL module is worth 6 ECTS credits. Examination results appear on the official University of Limerick Transcript of Records. This module is not compulsory but may interest some students.

An EFL (English as a Foreign Language) module may be taken as part of your learning agreement. EFL is considered to be a full module at UL and is awarded 6 ECTS credits. A word of caution here – if your home institution does not recognise the EFL module for credits but you still wish to take it, you need to be aware that taking the module will be in addition to the credited modules you take, which will increase your workload.

Pre-sessional intensive three-day language courses are available during the week prior to the start of the Autumn semester. The courses cost €250 and are run by the University of Limerick Language Centre, an affiliate company of UL. The courses are optional and arenot considered to be part of the Erasmus programme. For further information please contact the Language Centre - language.centre@ul.ie.

 

Students with disabilities

The Disability Support Services team are here to guide and support you through your academic journey.  We have a wide range of supports to ensure you are given every opportunity to succeed with your studies.  Our main focus is you the student.  We hope to support you in developing the skills to become an independent competent learner.  Disability Support Services supports students registered on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study.  

Find out more on the Disability Service's website http://www.ul.ie/international/campus-life/student-services/disability-services