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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CSER2201 Career Development 2

20 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Kate Wortley

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARTF2800Careers Preparation for Arts and Culture
CSER2101Career Development 1
GEOG2015Career Skills in Geography
LUBS2020From Study to Work
LUBS2055Academic and Management Skills
LUBS2085Developing Your Potential
MATH2900Maths at Work
PDES3200Professional, Portfolio and Industry Awareness
PIED2810Career Planning for POLIS Students
PIED2811Career Planning for POLIS Students
SOEE2032Personal Development for Careers in the Environmental Sector
SOEE2700Environmental Research and Career Skills

Module replaces

CSER 2010/2011

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Do you want to improve your employability? Increase your awareness of your own skills/interests and personal characteristics so that you can impress a future employer? This module will prepare you to compete in the graduate job market, whether you are applying for work placements or graduate jobs.This is a practical and highly participative module with employer involvement run by the University's Professional Career Consultants which requires attendance at all sessions.Assessments are continual, relevant and useful with no exams. To do this module you don't need any previous experience or special skills. To meet the learning outcomes no student will be permitted to join the module after the end of session three.For further information please see careerweb and the module catalogue or email


On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- understand effective career decision making;
- have an understanding of the graduate marketplace;
- prepare to engage with the work place (i.e. work placements, applications, interviews etc);
- identify what is important to them in making a career decision;
- become aware of the resources, support & opportunities available to complete this;
- be able to use a range of personal development planning techniques; self auditing and self reflection, decision making and action planning, monitoring progress, gathering and responding to feedback, critical review and reflection.

Skills outcomes
Written Communication; Planning & Organisation; Problem Solving; Interpersonal Communication; Team Working; Networking; Decision Making; Negotiation; Initiative.


This 20 credit module will cover the following:

- Introduction to the module
- Putting the module in context
- Employability
- Looking at options after undergraduate degree
- Networking - employer input
- Applications and CVs
- Enterprise case study
- Psychometric tests
- Group processes and teamwork
- Interview preparation
- Mock interview
- Skills challenge
- Evaluation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

78 hours - include reading time; lecture research time; group work research and preparation for skills challenge; individual research analysis in preparation for individual assignments.
100 hours - occupational research including identifying sources; networking/liaising with employers; attending careers events; undertaking psychometric testing etc.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be encouraged to make full use of the Careers Centre facilities to aid their progress during the course of the module. Any further issues would be addressed during the interactive workshop sessions

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectSkills challenge20.00
AssignmentEmployer comparison sheets10.00
Essay1 x 2,400 word reflective essay on personal learning from this module and how you will develop your career50.00
Report1 x 1,000 word Interview Citique20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:49:38


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