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NBS9002 : Postgraduate International Experience

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Lana Liu
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus

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

Semester 3 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module is designed to provide a real-world international learning experience for students through studying up to 10 elective credits at an international partner institution. Agreement is subject to approval of module content and assessment requirements by the appropriate masters Degree Programme Director and appropriate Board of Studies.

The distinctive features of this module allow students to (a) evaluate the international perspectives of their chosen field of study by selecting and exploring a topic of interest, or relevant to their workplace or employment aspirations, (b) engage with other students from across the globe in an intensive study period, and (c) develop cross-cultural awareness.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will be undertaken at a partner institution and module content will vary accordingly. Students participating in this module will use the challenging learning experience to reflect on their international and intercultural perspectives through real world learning.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1100:00100:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise3A100As agreed between Newcastle University, the international elective institution and the student in the Learning Agreement (see below)
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Reflective log3MStudents will be expected to maintain a log from which they can complete the summative assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment undertaken at the partner institution will form the basis of the mark in this module and will be supplemented by a reflective written piece as agreed in the Learning Agreement.

Dependent on the credit bearing arrangements for the partner module, the reflective written piece will ensure that the total credit value equates to a NUBS 10-credit assessment. The Learning Agreement will specify the precise mix of assessment but NUBS will set and assess a minimum of 20% of the module credit to assess specific module learning outcomes related to international perspectives and cross-cultural awareness.

Depending on the relative credit of the partner module, the indicative relative weighting is as follows:

Partner Credits (European)       NUBS Assessment. Indicative NUBS Assessment
2 ECTS / 4 cr or below       3.0 ECTS / 6 cr or above       1500 words (80%)
3 ECTS / 6 cr       2.0 ECTS / 4 cr       800 words (40%)
4 ECTS /8 cr or above       1.0 ECTS / 2 cr       500 words (20%) minimum

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