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Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

ECTS Guide for Incoming Students

*Whilst we do not forsee any major changes to the information provided below, please be aware that some information may be subject to changes*

Please read both parts of the ECTS Guide for incoming students:

Part 1 – General Information

Contains information on application, accommodation, fees and finance, travel, pre-departure information and induction/orientation.

ECTS Handbook Part 1

Part 2 – Study Information

Contains information on departments, modules and credits and specific study information. Please note that some ECTS handbooks are awaiting update. If this is the case for your subject area, the 2014/2015 handbook will still be sufficient.

Erasmus+ Exchange Overseas Exchange and Study Abroad
Number of modules Full time students would usually take 6 modules across the academic year. Full time students would usually take 6 modules across the academic year.
Number of credits A full time course load would be 120 UK credits. A full time course load would be 120 UK credits
Departments

Students may choose modules from up to 3 departments.

The majority of modules should be taken within the department with whom the Erasmus agreement is signed.

Students may choose modules from up to 3 departments.
Exclusions

The department of English Studies is limited and therefore unless your home university has an active Erasmus agreement with the English Studies department it is unlikely that you will be approved to take classes.

Classes within the English Studies department are limited so approval cannot be guaranteed.

Though Durham University has not officially adopted ECTS as credit accumulation system, information on ECTS is provided to facilitate credit transfer for ERASMUS students (these should be used as a guideline only).

Credit Equivalency Guidelines

120 UK credits are approximately equivalent to:

Country Credits
Australia 12
Canada 15
Europe 30 ECTS
USA 12-15 credit hours
Hong Kong 30 HK credits

The English Language Centre offers a module English in its Social Context (LANG2161):

Advanced language and contextual-based course that will help students achieve proficiency in English while obtaining a greater understanding of how the language is used internationally by the media to express issues of current concern. 

For full module information click here.

Students will register for this module on arrival in Durham.