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POL3076 : Student Exchange (Dissertation students)

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kathryn Manzo
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

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

Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0
European Credit Transfer System


•       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 40 credits (20 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 Exchange period abroad.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1400:00400:00N/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 exercise1M100Please consult host University for examination type
Assessment Rationale And Relationship


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