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Career Development Module

Career Development Module

Graduate with the skills employers are looking for. Use your work experience, volunteering or part-time job to count towards your degree.

The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module completed over the course of the academic year. It's available to stage two and final year students on selected degree programmes and some masters level students. Check with your academic school to see if you are eligible to take part.

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What's involved

You'll attend timetabled seminars, lectures and individual tutorials throughout the year. These support you in setting goals to work towards during your placement and develop your knowledge and skills. Newcastle University's Graduate Skills Framework (PDF: 182KB) is used to help you focus on particularly important skills that are transferable to any work context.

You'll spend a minimum of 70 hours at your placement – either a half or full day each week, spread over all or part of the academic year. Placement visits are managed to fit around your academic and other commitments, and to give you time to plan and prepare for the main module assessment during the semester two exam period.

What you can do

There are currently three placement routes available. You can:

Once you've completed your module in stage two, you can then build on your experiences to take the Advanced Career Development Module in your final year.

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