Module Catalogue 2022/23

ECO3098 : Placement Related Project

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Jones
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Students must undertake the full year placement or placement/study-abroad year according to Regulations for the degree of BA with Honours in Economics and Business Management LN12/1112U/1446U

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



1. to integrate the academic studies of the student with the practical experience gained on placement
2. to provide opportunity for analytical reflection on business or economic activity encountered on placement, in the light of relevant literature from economics and management studies
3. to apply the tools of economics in a practical research project
4. to use skills gained or enhanced in the course of the placement year or earlier

In this way the two sides of the degree course can be subjectively integrated by the student and made relevant to the world of employment and production.

Outline Of Syllabus

Not applicable

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Depth of understanding in a chosen area of the academic syllabus for the student's degree, which relates to an important aspect of placement employment.

Intended Skill Outcomes

1. ability to design, undertake and write up a research project in economics
2. ability to use practical experience gained on placement in a more academic context
3. ability to search literature and other information sources effectively
4. ability to place the student's own research in the context of relevant literature
5. ability to synthesise arguments and approaches from management and/or economics disciplines
6. ability to organise one's own work, manage time and work schedules

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00PiP lecture
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1194:00194:00Independent learning: reading, literature review, data gathering, analysis, writing-up.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00Project supervision meetings on a one-to-one student basis.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

An introductory lecture session will inform students returning from their placements of the general requirements of the module and their next steps towards beginning the dissertation work.

Individual tutorial sessions and access time with an academic supervisor will provide guidance as the work progresses.

Given this guidance, the learning outcomes are mainly produced by the student's own exercise of initiative, diligence in study and organisation of time.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1008,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This is the direct method for summative assessment of the experience and skills gained during the placement year and of the ability of the student to use that experience to good advantage in the context of the other components of the degree course. The in-depth written report allows the student to demonstrate his/her ability to undertake independent research.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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