Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Work Placement ARCH5048P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

To provide appropriate high quality experience of the working environment of a cultural heritage organisation together with an understanding of the missions and functions of the organisation, workplace structures, and systems and procedures.

Timetable

Work placement 40 days over 10 weeks; or equivalent period of time negotiated with placement provider and course convenor.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College Level.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

Research Report ARCH5035 OR Student Exhibition Design ARCH5090

Assessment

Work Diary - personal account of the daily work undertaken and reflections of skills and experience gained (3000 words) 50%
Portfolio - extracts and examples of work undertaken with an associated commentary to demonstrate the development of personal and professional skills 50%

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ To provide appropriate high quality experience of the working environment of a cultural heritage organisation together with an understanding of the missions and functions of the organisation, workplace structures, and systems and procedures

■ To provide an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained during the course within a working environment

■ To promote the acquisition of specialist, conceptual and transferable skills

■ To develop key transferable skills including independent research and self-evaluation, interpersonal, teamworking and communications skills

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ Represent a knowledge and understanding of a particular workplace and their work practices

■ Evaluate the role and strategies of the placement organisation and their position within it

■ Show an ability to work effectively as an individual and team member

■ Self-evaluate their own learning and acquired knowledge and skills gained through the placement

■ Present in written form an assessment of the work placement and produce a report to professional standard

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

NA