School of Global Studies

Professional Placement Year (GS1PP)

Professional Placement Year

Module GS1PP

Module details for 2017/18.

120 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module is designed to allow students to gain practical work experience. In each case a work plan will be agreed with the academic supervisor which will allow the student to contextualise their learning, develop and apply new skills and foster personal development. It is anticipated that placements may also generate the opportunity of subsequent employment either during summer holidays or even after the degree programme is completed. It is recognised that the nature of the learning experience may differ from one student to the next. In all cases, the student will be expected to be partly self-reliant for their learning during the placement, although a supervisor will be allocated at Sussex University who is expected to provide support and mark their learning diary and report.

Module learning outcomes

Apply their ideas, knowledge and expertise effectively to a working environment.

Reflect on their professional skills development in relation to employability.

Integrate academic knowledge and understanding with practical professional experience.

Demonstrate the integration of learning from modules with practical work experience in a critical and reflective manner.

Portfolio (1000 words)Summer Vacation Assessment Period Week 1 Thu 16:000.00%
Report (5000 words)Summer Vacation Assessment Period Week 1 Thu 16:000.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

Dr Geert De Neve


Dr Suchitra Richards

Assess convenor

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