Dissertation option 4: Placement with Dissertation (019P3)
60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
You go on a 12-week work placement with an organisation working in a field relevant to the degree programme (normally undertaken from May-July after assessments on other courses are completed).
You can either identify your own placement, or apply for one held on a database of placement opportunities at School level, where more than 40 potential placement opportunities have already been identified.
We will work with alumni, research networks and external research users to provide as wide a choice as possible. In each case, a detailed work plan will be agreed between yourself, your supervisor and placement provider that is relevant to the programme and of value both in terms of your learning experience, and the external organisation's wider objectives. The placement should provide insight into the organisation's work, and include work on a defined project with agreed objectives and outcomes.
Where appropriate, permission may be granted for the placement to take place during 8-10 hours per week across the year, if the organisation is locally-based and working hours can be agreed.
30%: Practical (Portfolio)
70%: Written assessment (Dissertation)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 358 hours of contact time and about 242 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.