Module Catalogue 2024/25

MCH2020 : Student Exchange: Semester 1

MCH2020 : Student Exchange: Semester 1

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Bruce Davenport
  • Owning School: Arts & Cultures
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

Must have passed all modules in Stage 1 of Degree Programme.
Language proficiency compulsory for Universities that do not teach in English


Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment



- To facilitate student mobility.
- To enable students to develop their foreign language skills and ability to live abroad.
- To promote a greater awareness of differences and similarities in problems of other countries.
- To encourage students to undertake academic studies with an International perspective
- To encourage students to undertake courses in subject areas not normally available in the University.

Outline Of Syllabus

- Students should complete successfully modules worth 60 credits (30 ECTS) while abroad. It is a normal requirement that students are expected to attend lectures and practicals and complete assessed work and exams as timetabled by the host University.
- In addition, students may be required to attend short language courses provided by the host institution, especially at Universities teaching in their respective languages.
- Expected duration of exchange visit: 14/18 weeks (max 5 months, from September to mid-January, allowing for examinations).
- Note that duration will vary according to academic calendars of different Universities.

The syllabus is agreed with students, in consultation with the School Erasmus coordinator and the relevant Degree Programme Director(s). A learning agreement listing all the modules taken at the host University is agreed and signed between Newcastle University and each student, prior to commencement of the period abroad.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

To enable students to expand their knowledge of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies taught from a very different perspective and experience, while living in a foreign country for one academic semester (max 5 months).

Intended Skill Outcomes

To learn adaptability and flexibility in living and studying in a different country.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1600:00600:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Total hours: Sufficient number of hours up to 60 credits (30 ECTS)

Timetabling information: Please consult modules at host University

Expected duration of Exchange visit: 14/18 weeks (max 5 months, from September to mid-January).

Note that duration will vary according to academic calendars of different Universities.
Note well: Certain Continental Universities start much later that those in the UK.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Please consult host University for examination type
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An appropriate exam paper (length dependent on ECTS value of modules failed) will be set by the School if students fail the module. 100%


Past Exam Papers

General Notes

Study Abroad outside the EU will require careful consideration of Visa and Health Insurance requirements pertaining to the country involved.

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