Psychology Placement - PSYC6175

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 6 120 (60) Luigi Tame checkmark-circle


In this year, students undertake a placement within an organisation relevant to an area of psychology, such as the Health Service, Home Office, Education Department or Speech and Language Therapy Services. Students may also undertake research placements, so long as the work is clearly relevant to psychology. During this time their work will be under the joint supervision of an academic member of staff and a supervisor within the placement setting. The placement is for a minimum of 30 weeks in duration, and typically starts in September. Students are typically on placement 4 days a week, and the fifth day is dedicated to completing coursework. Students on placement attend 'Back to Kent' days, when they return to the University and meet with one another, and the Director of Placements, to discuss their experiences.


Contact hours

Private Study: 1168
Contact Hours:32
Total: 1200


Compulsory to the following courses:
• BSc in Psychology with a Placement Year
• BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year
• BSc in Business Psychology with a Placement Year

Not available as an optional module.

Method of assessment

Reflective Report 4,000 words (Pass/Fail)
Presentation (this assessment takes place in the following academic year) (Pass/Fail)
Supervisor Performance Assessment (Pass/Fail)

Students must pass all assessments in order to achieve the learning outcomes of the module

Reassessment methods
Like for Like, for Reflective Report and Presentation.
(Supervisor Performance Assessments rate a student's progress in their placement work throughout the year and cannot be reassessed.)

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge about, experience of, and insight into, the use of psychological knowledge in an applied work setting.
2. Apply skills and knowledge acquired during stages 1 and 2 in a placement setting.
3. Critically reflect on issues that arise in their placement.
4. Communicate effectively, orally and in a written/visual format, about their experience on placement and the use of psychological knowledge in an applied work setting.

Generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional skills associated with working effectively in applied settings.
2. Reflect on performance in the workplace.
3. Communicate effectively using media appropriate to purpose.
4. Relate ideas to an audience.
5. Demonstrate critical evaluation and exposition of ideas.
6. Undertake self-reflection and development from feedback from different sources (e.g. staff, peers, information technology).
7. Understand the limits and potentialities of arguments based on quantitative and/or qualitative information.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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