AC6090: Post Placement Project

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AC6090: Post Placement Project

Module Title Post Placement Project
Module Code AC6090
Module Tutor Archan Mehta
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides an opportunity for students to undertake a project based upon a topic or issue arising from their twelve month placement. 

Students will need to propose to the Module Tutor their project title and also the confirmation of support and access by the Placement Provider before they complete their placement.  The project title must be agreed as relevant and appropriate with the Module Tutor prior to the start of Level 6.

The module allows students to indentify an issue relevant to the organisation and their programme of study and to complete supported independent study to investigate in depth the chosen topic.  At this level students will be expected to discover, select, understand, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources such as primary and secondary data, and academic, professional and trade literature.

Students must also identify and reflect critically on the role and value of their placement experience in relation to their learning and personal development and consider its value in terms of their future development.

Students will need to communicate and present their ideas coherently, paying attention to clarity of argument and supporting evidence through the assessed presentation and project report.

Indicative Syllabus -

Students are required to attend a number of preparatory lectures and workshops and then they will be responsible for booking individual meetings with their tutor.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Identify and reflect critically on the role and value of their placement experience in relation to their learning and personal development;
  2. Clearly define and justify a business problem in relation to the work placement organisation;
  3. Analyse and evaluate in depth one organisationally rooted problem or situation;
  4. Discover, select, understand, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a variety of sources such as primary and secondary data, and academic, professional and trade literature;
  5. Communicate and present their ideas coherently, paying attention to clarity of argument and supporting evidence.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 12
Independent Learning Hours: 138
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: 1000 words or equivalent
002: 70% Coursework: Individual, dissertation/major project: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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