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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3017: Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (1 weeks) and term 2 (9 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Lauren Stentiford (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 all of this relates to your degree studies. You will be expected to search for your own work placement, although you can request support in this process from module employability officer.


The module aims to enable learning from the whole experience of work including a focus on how people learn from  work, and more generic workplace skills and knowledges. These include: understanding organisational structures and practices, personal development planning, and lifelong learning through reflection and critical analysis. In addition, the module will provide a series of workshops, including an opportunity to interact with careers advisors and participate in a reflective writing workshop.  

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