ECO3098 : Placement Related Project

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


1. to integrate the academic studies of the student with the practical experience gained on placement
2. to provide opportunity for analytical reflection on business or economic activity encountered on placement, in the light of relevant literature from economics and management studies
3. to apply the tools of economics in a practical research project
4. to use skills gained or enhanced in the course of the placement year or earlier

In this way the two sides of the degree course can be subjectively integrated by the student and made relevant to the world of employment and production.

Outline Of Syllabus

Not applicable

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1194:00194:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

An introductory lecture session will inform students returing from their placements of the general requirements of the module and their next steps towards beginning the dissertation work.
Individual tutorial sessions and access time with an academic supervisor will provide guidance as the work progresses.
Given this guidance, the learning outcomes are mainly produced by the student's own exercise of initiative, diligence in study and organisation of time.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Placement Related Project
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This is the direct method for summative assessment of the experience and skills gained during the placement year and of the ability of the student to use that experience to good advantage in the context of the other compoenents of the degree course.

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