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ECO3098 : Placement Related Project

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jonathan Jones
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

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

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


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

Teaching Methods

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

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.

Reading Lists