Placement Year

The details
Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
22 September 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA V103 History (Including Placement Year),
MHISZV98 History (Including Placement Year),
BA MV92 History and Criminology (Including Placement Year),
BA QV22 History and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA LV32 History and Sociology (Including Placement Year),
BA V1W7 History with Film Studies (Including Placement Year),
BA V1LG History with Human Rights (Including Placement Year),
BA V148 Modern History (Including Placement Year),
BA VL14 Modern History and International Relations (Including Placement Year),
BA LV22 Modern History and Politics (Including Placement Year),
BA V202 History and Heritage (including Placement Year),
BA VM12 History and Law (including Placement Year),
BA V116 History and Drama (including Placement Year)

Module description

This is a full year module available to students in History, undertaking a placement year. You will undertake your placement at a host organisation. You are responsible for securing the placement, with support from the University.

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

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To provide you with the opportunity to apply your academic learning outcomes in a work-related context.

  • To enable you to develop essential work-based skills throughout the placement.

  • To provide you with the opportunity to analyse your practical work in a theoretical context.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Reflect on and articulate the learning gained from a work placement.

  2. Devise and revise learning goals and identify future actions to enhance your employability.

  3. Record and interrogate critical incidences and moments of insight.

  4. Investigate jobs and organisations and identify opportunities that appeal to you.

  5. Synthesise the impact that experiential learning in the work place has for your personal, academic and employability development and future career choices.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods will be dependent on the placement and will be recorded for you on the training agreement signed by you, the Placement Provider and the University.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Two Career Research Reports     
Coursework   Final Reflective Report     
Coursework   Monthly Learning Logs     
Practical   Discussion     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Alix Green, email:
Employability and Careers Centre:


Travel costs for UK - based unpaid, approved work placements and live projects which are an integral part of a module may be covered by your department. (NB this will usually exclude field trips and site visits). Please check with your module supervisor to ensure that the activity is eligible.

External examiner

Dr Miriam Dobson
University of Sheffield
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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