Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2010: Work Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Nordstrom, C. and Robben, C.M.G. (1995), Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival, Berkeley, University of California Press


Schatz, E. (2009), Political Ethnography: What immersion contributes to the study of power, Chicago: University of Chicago Press


Wall, Caleb R.L. and Mollinga, Peter, eds. (2008) Fieldwork in difficult environments. Methodology as boundary work in development research. Berlin: LIT Verlag. (ZEF development studies, v. 7)


Turnock, C. & Mulholland, J. Learning in the Workplace. A toolkit for placement tutors, supervisors, mentors and facilitators. Kingsham Press, 2007.

Cottrell, S. (2003), Skills for Success: The Personal Development Planning Handbook. Palgrave Study Guides. London

Fanthorne, C. (2004), Work Placements – A Survival Guide for Students. Palgrave Study Guides. Macmillan, London.

Kolb, D. (1984), ‘Experiential Learning: Experience as a source of Learning and Development.’ PHI, New Jersey.

Longson, S. (1999), Making Work Experience Count. How to Books.



ELE - http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/


Web based and electronic resources: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/employability/