NX9740 - Masters' Internship

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What will I learn on this module?

Within this module, you will record your learning experience gained by undertaking a semester outside of the University as part of your Masters’ programme by means of Internship at an external organisation and it will enable you to assess the learning that has taken place in the University with a “real-world” business experience.

Your Internship will vary according to your programme of study and host organisation, but each Internship undertaken will meet the following general requirements:

• Undertake work in an organisation external to the University that will last one semester in duration.

• You will undertake work, where appropriate or necessary for professional body requirements, which are directly relevant to your programme of study.

• The Internship will be approved by the Year 2 NBS Masters’ Coordinator.

How will I learn on this module?

You will be supported by a teaching and learning plan provided by the module tutor.

Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for work-based activities and use of the discussion board on the e-learning platform.

Independent learning will centre upon you identifying and pursuing areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading, reflection, research etc and application of these to your work-based experiences.

Critical reflection on knowledge, experience and practice underpins the learning and teaching philosophy along with the explicit development of competence with specific reflection here on the relevance and application of theory to “hands-on” practice”.

The directed learning, independent learning and critical reflection will also inform he summative assessment for this module is a 4000 word reflective portfolio which is focussed on your development from the perspective of gaining particular skills relating to employability and being employment prepared, engagement in further self-development from the perspective of employment potentially in a new or international context and further demonstration of cultural and ethical awareness through broader experience of working in a cultural diverse groups and teams via this employment opportunity.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported in finding an Internship by Faculty Student Employability Centre and the Year 2 MSc Programme Coordinator who will match you and potentially your programme requirements and study interests to available Internships. Like all students on Internship, you will be provided with academic support by the Year 2 MSc Programme Coordinator who will act as module tutor for this particular module.

You will also be supported by a Northumbria e-learning portal that will support particular guidance around the summative assessment for the module that will be submitted to Northumbria on completion of the Internship.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• By working through an Internship, demonstrate and critically evaluate their ability to work in culturally diverse groups and teams and by doing so, making a personal contribution to team effectiveness. [MLO1]

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• Demonstrate a critical appreciation of their personal strengths and weaknesses and an ability to engage in the process of continuous self-development in the context of working on Internship potentially in a new location. [MLO2]

• Demonstrate and critically assess the development of their inter-personal and intra-personal skills through a broader work-based engagement. [MLO3]

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake period of work through an Internship.

You will undertake a summative assessment for this Internship module in the form of a 4000 word reflective portfolio. This will be focussed on the development of the student from the perspective of additional skills development, engagement in further self-development from the perspective of a broader work-based context and further demonstration of cultural and ethical awareness through the additional experiences gained by working in cultural diverse groups and teams but in an employment context. This will assess MLO1, MLO2 and MLO3.

The module will seek approval by the Faculty Student Learning and Experience Committee(s) that this assessment is exempt from the anonymous marking process given the reflective and personal nature of the summative assessment put in place.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module records and assesses your academic progress and performance by undertaking a semester of Internship as part of your two-year Masters’ programme. On this semester of work-based Internship you will:

• Undertake work in an organisation external to the University that will last one semester in duration.

• You will undertake work, where appropriate or necessary for professional body requirements, which are directly relevant to your programme of study.

• The Internship will be approved by the Year 2 NBS Masters’ Coordinator.

In addition to the above, the summative assessment for this module is a 4000 word reflective portfolio which is focussed on your development from the perspective of gaining particular skills relating to employability and being employment prepared, engagement in further self-development from the perspective of employment potentially in a new or international context and further demonstration of cultural and ethical awareness through broader experience of working in a cultural diverse groups and teams via this employment opportunity.

What will I learn on this module?

Within this module, you will record your learning experience gained by undertaking a semester outside of the University as part of your Masters’ programme by means of Internship at an external organisation and it will enable you to assess the learning that has taken place in the University with a “real-world” business experience.

Your Internship will vary according to your programme of study and host organisation, but each Internship undertaken will meet the following general requirements:

• Undertake work in an organisation external to the University that will last one semester in duration.

• You will undertake work, where appropriate or necessary for professional body requirements, which are directly relevant to your programme of study.

• The Internship will be approved by the Year 2 NBS Masters’ Coordinator.

Course info

Credits 60

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 Years Full Time (with advanced practice in second year)
2 other options available

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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