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Placement Year - SOC00054I

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  • Department: Sociology
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Shauni Hyde
  • Credit value: 120 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

Do you want to apply your knowledge and skills in a workplace environment and fast track your way to a graduate job? A placement year during your degree is a structured work experience opportunity that can be integrated into your studies, giving you a substantial amount of work experience that is recognised within your degree title. Many organisations offer placement opportunities and they are a great way of developing your employability skills while getting a flavour of a particular working environment. Placement years generally last between 9-12 months and are often aimed at penultimate year undergraduates.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2024-25 to Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The aim of the placement year during your degree is a structured work experience opportunity that can be integrated into your studies, giving you a substantial amount of work experience that is recognised within your degree title.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of the Placement Year module, our students will be able to:

  • Articulate their competencies in a concise manner through consistent reflection of their skill set development over the duration of their placement

  • Articulate a sense of career direction based on an exploration of their own values, skills and motivations arising from their placement experience

  • Evaluate the fit of their own personal values to the culture and working environment of their placement employer’s organisation

  • Identify their impact on the placement organisation through a critical analysis of their individual role and the tangible outcomes of their work

  • Confidently reflect on specific experiences obtained over the course of their placement

  • Articulate the value and utility of any transferable skills they feel their degree studies have provided in a work context.

The Placement Year module will be added to the student’s existing programme of study:

On completion of the Placement Year programme, you will be able to:

  • Apply employability skills and enhanced self-awareness and understanding through reflection on a minimum of 9 months experience in a work-based context.

Module content

You will spend 9 months in a professional working environment.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Placement (UK or abroad)
3000 word reflective report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Placement (UK or abroad)
3000 word reflective report
N/A 100

Module feedback

When your placement has been approved we will confirm to you in writing your place on the Placement Year and will allocate you a Placement Supervisor from Careers and Placements. The Sociology Department will also keep in touch with you.

Indicative reading

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The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of 四虎影院.