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Combined Honours and Careers Service Modules

Combined Honours and Careers Service Modules

Combined Honours Modules

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

The Combined Honours modules are exclusively for students on the programme, and these optional modules can directly replace and count towards the subject of your choice.

We offer three strands within our curriculum:

  • Project based learning
  • Experiential learning
  • Optional study abroad (for non-language students)

Our final year project modules offer you an opportunity to research a topic that engages you. You could focus on one of your subject areas or bring your subjects together to conduct an interdisciplinary project. You can also negotiate the output format with your supervisor and will receive support from them to develop as a researcher throughout the project process.

Our experiential learning modules offer you an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional practice. You will develop tools in reflective practice, and focus on increasing your self-awareness to prepare you successfully for life beyond graduation.

You can choose to integrate a study abroad experience into your degree, either for one semester, or between your second and final year of study. You will receive support from the team to make the most of this developmental opportunity. Students studying a modern language will go on a compulsory year abroad and receive support from The School of Modern Languages during this experience.

Teaching staff within the centre, who bring a variety of disciplinary and research experience, deliver the Combined Honours modules.

Careers Service Modules

The University’s Careers Service offers 2 Career Development modules that enable students to use their work experience to gain academic credit in their degree programme (either at Stage 2 or at Final Year).  There are three available ‘routes’ through Career Development modules: student tutoring (in schools, colleges, or on campus), volunteering, or learning from work (in a part time job).  Further information is available at:

Students will need to pre-register with the Careers Service indicating their interest in and suitability for, one or more of the different routes. You'll also need to ensure that you've completed the pre-requisite for a particular route. eg Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check* application for the student tutoring route. The modules run across both semesters (10 credits in each).  Students will spend a minimum of 50 hours at their placement – either a half or full day each week, spread over Semesters 1 and 2 (but with at least 30 hours in Semester 2). This should cover at least 10 weeks to allow continual reflection to occur between placement visits and teaching sessions.

* (formerly CRB Check)


There are no pre-requisites for taking any Combined Honours or Careers Service modules.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing these modules as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help.

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479