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ES20024: Placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Economics
Further information on credits Credits: 60      [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 1,200
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:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide practical experience in a professional environment, either in a public or private sector organisation in the UK or abroad, applying knowledge and skills gained within the undergraduate degree programme. To develop personal skills typically including communication skills (written and oral), planning and time management, problem solving, analytical and numerical, accuracy and attention to detail, the use of initiative, decision making skills, flexibility and adaptability, the critical appraisal of new information, and team-working skills. To enable an understanding to be gained of the general structure of an organisation and of expected professional standards. To enable the contribution of the individual to the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
1. To demonstrate ability to integrate analysis and skills from academic studies with practical experience in the company environment.
2. To be able to work accurately and consistently to identify and achieve personal and company objectives.
3. To learn how the individual integrates into and interacts with an organisation for the mutual benefit of the individual and organisation.
4. To demonstrate the ability to manage conflicting resource and time demands through prioritisation and allocation.
5. To be able to identify appropriate opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and understanding in new contexts to evaluate solutions and solve problems.
6. To build a range of group working skills, typically including effective one-to-one and group communication, presentations and interaction, and effective personal contribution to team goals.
7. Familiarity with industry-specific acronyms, business terminology and writing-style.
8. To gain an opportunity to investigate and assess potential career options prior to graduation.

The above skills are developed during this year, along with practical competencies relating to living and working outside the university environment.

Pre-placement preparation.
A period of paid or unpaid employment, normally within an established private or public sector organisation, performing a role in which some of the knowledge and skills gained from the degree programme can be applied and developed. The placement period shall incorporate critical self-evaluation and employer evaluation in order to enhance practice and identify new learning needs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ES20024 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Economics
  • UHES-AKB03 : BSc(Hons) Economics with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UHES-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UHES-AKB01 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Politics with Year long work placement (Year 3)