Module Details

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Title PARLIAMENTARY PLACEMENT SCHEME
Code POLI342
Coordinator Dr K Hickson
Politics
K.Hickson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 45

Aims

The aim of the module is to allow students to work with an MP in the Houses of Parliament. They will do so in the third year, semester two. The placement will allow for the development of subject knowledge and specifically to allow students to relate theories of the legislative process with direct practical experience.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) By the end of the module students will have a detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of Parliament and legislative processes through a combination of reading of academic texts and practical work experience and be able to demonstrate this through the reflective essay that is summatively assessed.

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S3) Time and project management - Personal organisation

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

(S5) Working in groups and teams - Time management

(S6) Personal attributes and qualities - Flexibility/Adaptability


Syllabus

 

Students will be in full time placement


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Tutorial
Description: These hours constitute time spent in meetings with the module convenor before, during and at the end of the placement. In addition, students will be in regular telephone and email contact with the module convenor throughout the placement
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Field Work
Description: Students will be on placement for four days per week working with an MP and completing tasks set by the MP and his/her representative
Attendance Recorded: No


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     6

  250

  256
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 194
TOTAL HOURS 450

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -8000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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