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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3109C: Law Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to provide you with opportunities to

  • develop your personal management skills and experience of learning through work;
  • explore the links between the skills developed and the study and practice of law and business in your placement’s setting;
  • prepare for the world of work beyond university through increased knowledge and first-hand understanding of a professional working environment;
  • enhance your grasp of key transferable skills (such as working with others, problem-solving, communication) through the management of your learning in an independent context;
  • develop your capacity of self-assessment through structured reflection on your experience;
  • enhance your employability skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the area(s) of practice, or sector(s), in which the placement(s) took place.
2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the workplace including relevant policies, working practices, commercial awareness, strategy and visions of the organisation(s).
3. Reflect critically on practical skills developed while on placement.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate critical awareness of the similarities and differences in approaches to law and/or business between work experience and academic study.
Personal and Key Skills5. Develop/enhance practical work-based skills and experience.
6. Negotiate the different types of working relationships with staff within the workplace, and others - directly or indirectly - relevant to the placement.
7. Identify and reflect on personal challenges and to learn from their resolution.