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TCP2037 : Erasmus Exchange for Stage 2

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alexander Wilson
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0


Through the Erasmus exchange programme, this module allows students enrolled in the BA Urban Planning and MPlan to study Planning for one semester in another European country at one of our partner institutions. The credits gained during the Erasmus placement, will contribute towards the students’ Newcastle University degree.

Overall, the module aims to:

-facilitate student study and life in another European country
-enhance student personal development by experiencing another country, language, culture
-enable students to develop European networks, by working with respected planning teachers abroad and by meeting and working with planning students in another country
-learn about planning elsewhere in Europe
-promote greater awareness of differences and similarities in planning systems and practice within the EU context
-encourage students to undertake courses in subject areas not normally available in their home University.
-enhance students’ CV

Outline Of Syllabus

Students should complete successfully modules worth 40 credits (20 ECTS) while on their Erasmus exchange placement in one of the partnered institutions. The selection of modules studied at the foreign institution is agreed with the DPD for K421 BA Urban Planning and K400 MPlan before commencement of the exchange.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1400:00400:00Erasmus Exchange
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 exercise1M100As set by host institute of study
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students will select modules (in consultation with K421 and K400 DPD) at host institution to the value of 40 Newcastle credits (20 ECTS).

The assessment of learning is done via the foreign institution.

Marks are translated to Newcastle marks as follows: Upon receipt of the transcript from the foreign university, a weighted average is taken of the marks obtained abroad. The weighted average is translated into a mark range using a grade key set out in documentation prepared by school.

After completion of the study abroad, students converted percentage mark is confirmed via a brief reflective interview/presentation with the Erasmus Coordinator and the relevant DPD.

Any resit will be set and undertaken at the home institution rather than at host institution. The nature and format of the resit assessment will depend on the credit/ECTS value of modules failed.

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