Professional Placement Year (N1512)

120 credits, Level 5

Autumn and spring teaching

This module augments and amplifies all the relevant course aims (section 26 PAT). It is also designed to improve the your employability. This module forms the critical component of the degree course in contextualising learning, developing and applying new skills and generating the opportunity of subsequent employment whilst contributing to your personal development into the 4th year of the programme and beyond.

From the employer's perspective we combine the promise of qualification with evident motivation, applied intelligence and energy over a period of 48 weeks, after which an "option" of subsequent employment may have been created.

Wherever possible (and especially in the cases of Marketing, Accountancy and HRM) and where appropriate, you will be encouraged to become student members of a relevant professional institute and will incorporate aspects of professional development within your learning experience.


30%: Practical (Professional log)
70%: Written assessment (Project, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 1200 hours of work. This breaks down into about 8 hours of contact time and about 1192 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 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: