History in Public: A Workplace Project (HISM039)

30 credits

This module will enable you to undertake a project in association with a non-university partner organisation, totalling up to 100 hours over 2 months. You will have responsibility for finding a partner organisation, although the department has contacts with a large number of relevant organisations in the region that will help with this process. The module provides an opportunity for you to develop a ‘History in Public’ project with a partner organisation, by designing a project brief, working with the partner organisation to deliver this project, and to reflect on the process of adapting academic skills to other working environments.. The module will allow you to develop an understanding of how the skills and knowledge acquired as part of a History Master’s degree are applicable to the workplace and to extend relevant work-based skills and knowledge in a reflective way. It will also give you an understanding of a non-academic work environment through practical activities and enable you to gain experience in the use of relevant methods, technologies and applications commonly used in such organisations.