Option 2: Medium-term work experience

With prior agreement from the Programme Leader, many of our programmes include the option for (no more than) one module to be substituted by another module of the same credit value that has been specifically designed to accommodate accredited work experience.

This is option is typically available at level 5 although some Programmes include options at levels 6 and 7 also. The Programme Specification will provide further information and will list the modules available for this purpose.

Similar to the arrangements for short-term work experience, medium-term experiences may also be undertaken in-line (simultaneously) with the other modules during the academic year that the replacement module is running. It should be demonstrated that this will not impact upon other study commitments / contact time.

Alternatively, medium-term work experience may be undertaken during the summer period (Semester C) prior to the start of the academic year that the replacement module will be running.

Indicative duration(s) of mid-term work experience:

  • c.150 hours if in place of a 15 credit module
  • c.300 hours if in place of a 30 credit module
  • c.450 hours if in place of a 45 credit module

For the purpose of assessment of a Medium-term work experience, a bespoke ‘Assignment Briefing / Feedback Sheet’ should be created by the tutor using the standard template used in the School. For tutors, the Assignment Briefing Sheet template is available on the School of Creative Arts StudyNet Department page.

(StudyNet > Creative Arts > Department Information > Assessment Handbook and Forms).

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