Global Opportunities

What you can study

What you can study

Courses we offer and how to choose them

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What can I study?

Exchange students choose modules from the subject area(s) listed in the exchange agreement between Newcastle University and your home institution. You should clarify any restrictions with them before you apply to make sure we can offer you the courses you need.

We ask you to indicate in your application which modules you're interested in but your programme of study at Newcastle is finalised after you arrive on campus. We cannot guarantee the modules you indicate in your application will be available to you when you arrive, as there may be clashes in the teaching timetable, or you may need approval from the module leader. As such, if you are accepted to study at Newcastle, our acceptance only provides an ‘in principle’ approval of your module choices.  

To make the module selection process easier, we have divided the modules we offer into different ‘pathways’ to help you find what you are looking for. Typically, a student will take between three to five modules in one semester.

If you would prefer to browse the entire Module Catalogue, you are welcome to visit this page.

You will benefit from visiting the Module Guidance page before you start the selection process as it explains terminology and indicates any exclusions. This will ensure you choose modules of the right level and credit value. 


Not every module taught by Newcastle University is available to exchange students. We recommend you carefully check the availability of modules by using the links on this page. Information provided on other pages may not clarify what is and what is not available to exchange students. Please contact us if you would like advice or information on selecting modules. We understand it can be a complicated process and we are happy to help you with any questions. You may also want to consult with your coordinator at your home university.

Read more about the Learning Experience at Newcastle.