Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Development Work Experience

Module D6001

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module is designed to allow students to gain practical work experience in an area of relevance to their degree course, as well as carrying out a supervised project that builds on knowledge, experience and practical skills learned in the first two years of the degree. It takes the form of a period of work experience, of a minimum of six weeks duration, to be undertaken during the summer vacation between the second and third years of the degree, with supervised assessment completed during term one of the third year.

Students on this module will be given access to a range of work experience providers but will also be expected to be proactive in developing their own work experience provider. Registration on the module, which will take place at the same time as other third year module choices, does not guarantee that work experience will be secured, and in any instances where this is not achieved, students can transfer to an alternative year three module. The work experience element of the module is not paid, although students will have opportunities to apply for bursaries within the school.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and comprehension of the organisational and/or management culture of the work experience provider, set in the context of the wider social, economic, cultural, political and/or environmental context of the country in which they are working.

Apply this knowledge to appraisal and critical analysis of a specific global development challenge

Evaluate and interpret practical and theoretical knowledge to construct a policy-relevant report

Use written communication to demonstrate a detailed understanding in appraising the knowledge gained during the work experience in a form that is accessible to the work experience provider

Report (4000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Wed 16:0080.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 5 100.00%

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


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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterTutorial *2 hours10101010101

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof Elizabeth Harrison

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

Miss Ellie Margott

Assess convenor

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