Career Development module

Want to graduate with the skills employers are looking for?

The Career Development module gives you the opportunity to use your work experience, volunteering or part-time job to count towards your degree. We can even find your placement for you!

"Doing the Career Development module could give students a head start in the recruitment process."
Paul Dilley, Graduate Programme Consultant, Lloyd's Register

How does it work?

Career Development is a 20 credit module completed over the course of the academic year.

It's currently available to stage 2 and final year students on selected degree programmes and some masters level students. Please check with your academic school if you are unsure whether you are eligible to take the Career Development module as part of your course.

You will attend timetabled seminars, lectures and individual tutorials throughout the year. These will support you in setting goals to work towards during your placement and develop your knowledge and skills.

You will spend a minimum of 70 hours at your placement - either a half or full day each week, spread over all or part of the academic year. Placement visits are managed to fit around your academic and other commitments, and to give you time to plan and prepare for the main module assessment during the semester two exam period.

There are currently three different placement routes available:

  • student tutoring - helping learners in schools, colleges and on campus.
  • student volunteering - arranged through the Students' Union, volunteering in the local community or on campus.
  • learning from work - for those who wish to develop their knowledge and skills using existing part-time work (paid or voluntary).



This is an ncl+ opportunity