SSCI20020 Career Develop Social Sciences

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is designed for Social Science students to facilitate their personal and professional development. Students will develop an understanding of what it is that motivates them and their own unique strengths so that they can find fulfilment in the workplace. Students will learn about career options available to social science graduates and approaches they can utilise to independently research these possibilities. The benefits of gaining experience through internships and volunteering will be explored and ways to source an internship will be examined. Students will create a career action plan and will learn how to navigate recruitment processes, gaining practical experience of CV preparation and interviews. Throughout this module students will develop their employability skills including team work and collaboration, effective communication, and commercial awareness.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

This module will provide students with the opportunity to:
* Develop self-awareness
* Gain insight into a range of career paths
* Enhance their understanding of employability skills
* Identify their career goals

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and small group discussion 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
HUM20010 - Career Readiness for Arts, SCI10040 - Prepare for Your Future Career

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: The Career Action Plan. Students must prepare a 2-page career action plan which demonstrates the insights they have gained throughout the module. Week 10 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Students will work in groups of 4 or 5 to research a career sector that interests them and will present their insights in class in week 12. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Portfolio: Career Development e-Portfolio. Students will gather a number of exercises together from their pre-class and class activities. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Leona Barry Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Miss Sarah Brown Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Michelle Coen Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Leonie Phipps Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Aideen Quilty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 5, 7 Wed 14:00 - 14:50