Professional placement in Economics

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Final Year
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level
Department of Economics

Module overview

The Professional Placement in Economics involves students being placed within an organisation to participate in a specific element of research or practice related to their degree.

The aim is that students’ prior and ongoing academic studies will inform and enrich their experience of professional practice, and the exposure to professional practice will in turn enhance their ability to analyse issues relating to Economics, Development Economics and Political Economy. The placement will also provide invaluable experience as students embark on careers after graduating.

Objectives and learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Research and prepare for working in a particular professional setting.
  • Experience work in a professional setting.
  • Prepare and deliver a professional presentation on the placement experience under timed conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the institutional history, structure and culture of the work experience provider, the work that the organisation does, and how this relates to wider field(s) of practice in world philosophies, politics and economics.
  • Apply learning from placements to analysis of a specific issue and institutional and policy responses.

Method of assessment

AS1 - 70% / OR1 - 30%


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