Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3020: Employment Experience (UK and Abroad)

This module descriptor refers to the 2024/5 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 120 ECTS Value 60
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (7 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Jack Tagney (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


When taking this module you work in the UK or abroad for the whole academic year (normally at least of 28 weeks). You will use one or more work placements to gain skills that equip you to work in the employment environment and, if you choose to go abroad, to improve your knowledge of foreign cultures. You are encouraged to think about the intercultural competence and the employability skills that you acquire during your year abroad.

You will need to have gained an overall average mark for the year of 50% or above at Level 1 (the first year of your degree programme) in order to participate in the Employment Experience programme.

If you choose to go abroad, and the operational language of the work placement organisation is not English, you must have passed an Advanced Level module via the Foreign Language Centre at the University of Exeter (in your own time outside of your programme requirements*), or be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of language acquisition.

Please note that it is your responsibility to find a suitable work placement or placements for you to undertake as part of this module.

*Please note there may be a charge for attending these courses.

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