MAN-20090 - Professional development
Coordinator: Aikaterini Koskina Room: DW1.08 Tel: +44 1782 7 33428
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733094

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module is designed for students to learn about professional development and develop the skills to pursue and maintain a professional career. This module is especially designed to support students looking for placements or other work experience by offering skills-based learning alongside an academic engagement in the role of the professional. You will be expected to prepare extensively on your own initiative and to actively participate in all sessions. The module will encourage you to self-assess your existing knowledge and key skills and will show how these may be developed and applied in ongoing professional development. Overall, taking this module will enable you to be more aware of the professional environment and to showcase yourself to best effect in a competitive marketplace.

This module introduces the main issues, theories and approaches to the area of professional development and provides students with the opportunity to engage with various forms of active learning and reflective activities. Students will examine their own ambitions for professional career development, and develop an analytical view of the internship/graduate jobs market. The module will help students to acquire knowledge and transition skills in order to develop their career planning and consider their future routes for professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe and analyse the content and context of a specific graduate business career role or profession: 1
demonstrate a critical awareness of own knowledge and skills in relation to employability through reflective practice:

Study hours

24 hours contact
24 hours preparation for tutorial work
52 hours preparation for assessment
50 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 100%
2000-word portfolio
An individual portfolio of evidence that captures the active learning that occurred in the course of the module, such as the recruitment process and career decision making for graduate job roles.