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.
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|
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.|
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.|
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Economics, Finance and Business
- Economics, Finance and Business - Post Graduate Only
- English Studies
- Mathematical Sciences
- Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Centre for Foreign Language Studies)
- Theology and Religion
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:
|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.
Centre for Foreign Language Studies
The Centre for Foreign Language Studies provides the opportunity to learn a language during your studies here at Durham University.
Please see the following web page for further information: