Module details for Community Links Project


This is a 40 credit module for Social Science students only. It involves a volunteer/work placement with an external organisation over 2 semesters.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : The opportunity to apply academic learning to 'real world' situations The chance to reflect on their own learning and how relevant and useful it is in a workplace situation. Employability skills, job-seeking skills and work

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Show the ability to be proactive in developing their own learning outcomes.

2.  Demonstrate knowledge of sociological, political and social policy issues related to their placement.

3.  Critically evaluate theoretical ideas from their degree programme and their applicability to social problems and policy issues.

4.  Demonstrate the ability to work successfully with an external agency.

5.  Research and report on an organisation, project or sector in a way that combines academic learning, practical experience and a knowledge of wider political, social and economic contexts.

Indicative Content

1 Student Defined Content

The learning will be shaped by the organisation in which the student is placed and the role they are assigned.

2 Work experience

The student will gain valuable transferable skills and enhance their employability.

3 Research and synthesis

Students will combine knowledge gained from their placement organisation with academic knowledge from their degree to produce a report.


Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 6
Practical Activity 0
Assessment 94
Independent 300
Total 400

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.