Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI2001: Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (1 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Ms Charlie King (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module is designed to help you gain a relevant work placement and to use your work experience as an opportunity for personal and academic development. The module will give you the tools to reflect critically upon your placement. You will also be encouraged to continue to reflect on the skills that you develop during your placement and to consider how these relate to your degree studies. You will be expected to search for your own work placement, although you can request support in this process from the module Employability and Placements Advisor. The module emphasises the importance of learning from the whole experience of work, including a focus on how people learn from work, and more generic workplace skills and knowledge (including, for example, understanding organisational structures and practices, personal development planning, and lifelong learning through reflection and critical analysis).

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