Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SSIM908: Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will begin with convener-led seminars on: securing an internship or placement; the production of an annotated bibliography; issues arising and the production of mid-term reports; and lessons learned and the production of final reports. Following each of these workshops, you will meet individually with the convener for feedback on work in progress.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
10140150

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities84 x 2 hour Seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2Individual supervision (4 x 30 mins)
Placement150Internship/placement
Guided independent study140Production of internship/placement proposal, annotated bibliography, mid-term report, and final report

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).