30 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: Students will spend time with an organization from the voluntary sector, to gain skills and firsthand experience relevant to political theory in an applied setting. They will write a field report based on their time volunteering; and a philosophical essay exploring a practical issue that arises over the course of the work placement, informed by theoretical material from the wider MA programme.

Staff Contact: Sally Weston
Teaching Methods: Placements, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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