15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to give students insight into a work environment (e.g. a library, gallery, theatre, publishing house, school) in order to develop their discipline-specific vocational skills. The module will also promote reflection on the issues involved in disseminating and utilising knowledge of language and/or literature outside academia. Students will choose a placement from those offered at the start of the academic year and will work on a defined project agreed between the academic co-ordinator and the partner institution (the employer). The module may be of particular interest to those students not planning to pursue a PhD after their MA.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to MA students in the School of English

Staff Contact: HODSON JANE L
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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