Placement Year

The details
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
28 March 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC N233 Actuarial Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC L1G2 Economics and Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC GN15 Finance and Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC G103 Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC 9K13 Statistics (Including Placement Year),
BSC G1IK Mathematics with Computing (Including Placement Year),
BSC G1F4 Mathematics with Physics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

Students will undertake their placement at a host organisation. The student will be responsible for securing the placement with the assistance of the Department, Faculty Employability Co-ordinator and the Employability and Careers Centre.

Module aims

The aim of the module is to give the student the opportunity to put their academic learning outcomes into a work context and to add work-related learning outcomes to their portfolio.

Module learning outcomes

A: Knowledge and Understanding
An experience-based understanding of work roles

B: Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
A capacity to connect subject-specific theory to practice in a work environment

C: Practical Skills
Communicate with a range of colleagues and clients in a working environment

D: Key Skills
Capacity to work in a team within a work environment
Improve personal professional practice through a reflective approach within a work environment.

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 an individual student on the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the University.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Final report on placement experience 15/05/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Prof Fionn Murtagh
Professor of Data Science
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
Mathematical Sciences

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