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PL20413: Work placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: OT 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Placement (OT 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the BSc Politics with Economics and the BSc Politics with International Relations.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience in a working environment and to develop personal and organisational skills.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete a work placement will have:
* acquired practical experience in the application of knowledge and skills gained at the University;
* developed competencies in communication, both oral and written, planning and time-management procedures, problem-solving and analytical decision-making, and gained confidence in their own ability to participate within a team framework, and assimilate and appraise new information;
* acquired an understanding of the structure of employing organisations and an opportunity to investigate and assess potential career options prior to graduation.

Skills in communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time-management and teamwork are developed in this year, along with practical competencies relating to living and working outside the university environment.

A work placement of 40 weeks duration in a public, non-governmental or commercial agency, in the UK or abroad, approved by the Faculty Placements Officer. Students will be required to submit interim and final reports on their experience.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL20413 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UHPL-AKB30 : BSc(Hons) Politics and International Relations with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UHPL-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Politics with Economics with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UHPL-AKB29 : BSc(Hons) Politics with International Relations with Year long work placement (Year 3)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.