GV834-6-FY-CO:
Placement Year

The details
2019/20
Government
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
120
01 November 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BA LL13 Economics and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BSC LL4F Economics and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L902 International Development (Including Placement Year),
BA L260 International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA L0V1 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L152 Political Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA 7L30 Political Theory and Public Policy (Including Placement Year),
BA L203 Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA L219 Politics with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA L227 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BSC L224 Politics and International Relations (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This is a full year module available only to students in the Department of Government undertaking a placement year. Students will undertake their placement at a host organisation. The student is responsible for securing the placement, with support from the University.

The module enables students to undertake a full placement year with an external Placement Provider. During the placement, the student will complete a number of assessments which enable the student to utilise and develop the links between the knowledge and skills developed in their academic course and the work-based skills developed in carrying out their placement role.

The minimum length of the placement is 30 weeks if the placement is unpaid, and 40 weeks if the placement is paid.

Module aims

1. To provide the student with the opportunity to apply their academic learning outcomes in a work-related context.

2. To enable students to develop essential work-based skills throughout the placement.

3. To provide students with the opportunity to analyse their practical work in a theoretical context.

Module learning outcomes

Successful completion of the module will allow students to meet the following outcomes:

A Knowledge and understanding
1. An experience-based understanding of work roles.

B Intellectual/cognitive skills
1. A capacity to connect subject-specific theory to practice in a work environment.

C Practical Skills
1. The ability to communicate with a range of colleagues and clients in a working environment.

D Key skills
1. The capacity to work in a team within a work environment.
2. Improved personal professional practice through a reflective approach within a work environment.

Module information

Syllabus

The syllabus will be determined on an individual basis for each student on the basis of the placement they are undertaking. The Department and Placement Provider will agree the focus of the placement via the Tripartite Work Placement Agreement, and this will ensure that the student is able to meet the module learning outcomes set out in the previous section of this form.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods will be dependent on the placement and will be recorded for an individual student on the training agreement signed by the Placement Provider, the student, and the University. Each student will be assigned to an Academic Supervisor in their Department, and a Placement Supervisor named by the Placement Provider. Students will liaise with their Academic Supervisor and their Placement Supervisor on a regular basis throughout the period of their placement, and as necessary after the placement has ended in order to allow the student to complete the assessed work for the module. The Academic Supervisor will be appointed prior to the student undertaking their placement, and will contact the student at defined points throughout the placement. The Academic Supervisor will be available via email and phone as necessary during the period the student is on placement. Students will additionally be provided with the contact details of administrative staff in the Department who will be contactable throughout the placement; and with the details of the Social Sciences Faculty Placements Team who will be available to students throughout their placement to provide advice and support in relation to generic work-based learning issues.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Pre-Placement Report 22/11/2019 15%
Coursework Monthly Learning Log (1st submission - not marked) 31/01/2020 0%
Coursework Reflective Report 20/03/2020 15%
Coursework Monthly Learning Log (final submission) 22/05/2020 20%
Coursework Project 22/05/2020 50%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Rob Johns rajohn@essex.ac.uk hmann@essex.ac.uk, Administator Sallyann West sawest@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
Dr Mohammed Rodwan Abouharb
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Government

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