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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, workshops 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 semester 1 and 2. This should cover at least 10 weeks to allow continual reflection to occur between placement visits and teaching sessions. Placement visits are managed to fit around your academic and other commitments, and to give you time to plan and prepare for each module assessment.

What you can do

There are currently three placement routes available. You can:

The modules available are:

  • NCL2007 - for Stage 2 students
  • NCL3007 - for Stage 3 students who have not yet decided on a career path
  • NCL3008 - for Stage 3 students with a clear career in mind (and may have already started to apply for jobs)
  • NCL8007 - for Master's Level students

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