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SSPS6003: Vocational Placement

This unit offers students the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of applied social and political science practice by undertaking a project-based placement in a domestic or international organisation. Under the supervision of the organisation, students undertake a specific focused task or set of tasks relevant to the organisation's mandate. Building on knowledge and skills developed in the course of a SSPS Master degree, this unit allows students to draw links between their practice and scholarship relevant to their host degree program. Completion of this unit of study is assessed as pass/fail. Permission required from Department and / or School.

Code SSPS6003
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Have gained new vocational skills and understanding and confidence of the application of scholarly skills and knowledge in social justice practice
  • LO2. Be familiar with the development and operation of social justice organisations through first-hand experience gained in an internship placement
  • LO3. Reflect on the intersection of scholarship and practice in the social justice sector and to identify any key gaps in knowledge and skills
  • LO4. Articulate and reflect on personal learning goals for professional development and to understand and articulate these in the context of the social justice sector.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.