Practicing Humanities 3: Mobilise and Persuade (Q9122)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module builds on the skills developed in Year 1, but places further emphasis on the development of transferable ‘real world’ skills and an ability to work with different groups of people beyond the university. It focuses on how the knowledge produced through research can be leveraged to achieve social change through activities such as community organising, citizen assemblies, lobbying, social media influencing, advocacy, rhetoric, and different activist strategies. The module is structured around two practical tasks: a citizen assembly and a think tank. Both these entities are explored in terms of how they work, their context, their methods, the activities, infrastructures and kinds of organisation each requires. Students work together, undertaking both tasks and reflecting and analysing the experience.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: