Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SSIM908: Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

With the support of the convener, you will play an active role in securing an internship or placement and in defining its objectives. You will inform yourself about the work you will do by producing an annotated bibliography. You will critically reflect on your experience in a mid-term and a final report. Depending upon your career objectives, you may continue work with your host institution, organization or enterprise after the completion of the module, draw upon contacts developed during your placement or internship to secure employment elsewhere upon completion of the course, and/or use your experience to develop questions for future research.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Contribute effectively to the professional activities of an agriculture or food-related institution, organization or enterprise
2. Critically assess the functioning of an agriculture or food-related institution, organization or enterprise
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Draw upon the field of food studies/food security/sustainable agriculture to inform your work in an agriculture or food-related institution, organization or enterprise
4. Critically engage with the field of food studies/food security/sustainable agriculture on the basis of your experience working for an agriculture or food-related institution, organization or enterprise
Personal and Key Skills5. Identify and successfully propose yourself for employment in agriculture or food-related institutions, organizations and/or enterprises
6. Propose effective forms of innovation within agriculture or food-related institutions, organizations and/or enterprises