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TCP3055 : Study Abroad

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Diego Garcia Mejuto
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Off 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


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 country in one of our partner institutions. The credits gained during the placement will contribute towards the students’ Newcastle University degree.

Overall, the module aims to:
-facilitate student study and life in another country
-enhance student personal development by experiencing another country, language, culture
-enable students to develop 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 or beyond
-promote greater awareness of differences and similarities in planning systems and practice within Europe or beyond
-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 placement in one of the partnered institutions. Credit selection to be agreed with the Exchange Coordinator or the relevant DPD.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadStudy Abroad1400:00400:00N/A
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 exercise1A100As set by host institute of study.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students will select modules (in consultation with Exchange Coordinator or the relevant 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. The 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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