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TCP3055 : Erasmus Exchange

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Diego Garcia Mejuto
  • 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 in Geography and Planning and BA Architecture and Urban Planning to study Planning for one semester in another European country in 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. Credit selection to be agreed with the DPD for LK74 BA Geography and Planning, or the DPD for K190 (BA AUP) respectively

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1400:00400:00Erasmus Exchange
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Individual study plan equating to 400 hours and to 40 credits (20 ECTS)

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1A100Consult host University for examination type. Assessment dependent on the number of modules taken to meet the required 40 credits
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students will select modules (in consultation with LK74 DPD or K190 DPD) at host institution to the value of 40 Newcastle credits (20 ECTS). Weighted average from assessments at host institution awarded to student after consideration of equivalency documentation prepared by school. The weighted average grade is translated using translation. EThe exact percentage mark is confirmed via a reflective interview/presentation with Erasmus Coordinator and relevant DPD upon return to Newcastle.

Resit assessments: Any resit will be set and undertaken within Planning 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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