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MA50285: Industrial placement

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: OT 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Placement Poster Presentation (OT 50%)
  • Post-Placement Interview (OT 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Identify and seize opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and understanding developed during their academic studies to work carried out within their placement organisation.
* Evaluate and reflect on their contribution to the organisation during the placement.
* Critique the development of their personal and employability skills during the placement, proposing and justifying areas where these skills require further development.
* Discuss opportunities to apply learning from their placement to the remainder of their academic studies, sharing their perspectives with peers.

Aims: To experience the industrial environment first-hand, employed during the year with one of our partner companies. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge that they have acquired during the course in a realistic context.

Skills: Personal development, employability skills, transition to the workplace, health and safety.

Content: Pre-placement preparation via taught sessions and online content covering: recruitment skills, transition to the workplace, and health and safety.

Programme availability:

MA50285 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • TSMA-AWM19 : MSc Mathematics with Data Science for Industry


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