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POL392 Parliamentary Studies (internship)

POL392 Parliamentary Studies (internship) (POL392B - Spring)

Credits: 30
Semester: 2
Timetable:

Seminar Semester 2: Weeks 13: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am Semester 2: Weeks 2: Monday 9 am - 11 am

Module Convenor: Dr Daniel Gover
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you are advised to take POL373

 This module is designed to give those who take it a view of British parliamentary politics from the inside out. Students will spend two days per week between January and April working for a parliamentarian - in either the Westminster or constituency office, or both - or in a similar parliamentary setting. They will be assessed through written work directly related to the placement, including a reflective journal of their day-to-day experiences. A parliamentary placement is an intensive and demanding exercise, but should provide a formative experience and useful skills for those interested a career in politics or politics-related fields.

Contingency plans are in place should placements fall through due to factors beyond our control, such as the wider political environment. In such cases, the module will be assessed through alternative arrangements.

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Item 1: 80% Reflective Journal and Portfolio (6000 words) Item 2: 20% Job Advert (1000 words)
Level: 6

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