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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

  • A pre-requisite for all students intending to apply for a year’s industrial placement.
  • This course covers the skills necessary to complete placement applications by exploring CV preparation, writing covering letters, completing application forms, identification of your skill sets and good interview technique.
  • The course will prepare you for the workplace by making you aware of general employability skills and by helping you identify your own transferable skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 5 credits (2.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Gordon McEwan
  • Professor Stephen Davies

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Anatomy (AN) (Studied) or Biochemistry (BC) (Studied) or Biomedical Sciences (BM) (Studied) or Biotechnology (BT) (Studied) or Developmental Biology (DB) (Studied) or Genetics (GN) (Studied) or Immunology (IM) (Studied) or Molecular Biology (MB) (Studied) or Pharmacology (PA) (Studied) or Physiology (PY) (Studied) or Sports Science (SR) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Lectures and workshops delivered weekly by coordinator and Careers Service staff covering all aspects of career planning and job applications. Talks from external sources from a broad range of employer backgrounds. Prerequisite for and recommended only for those interested in undertaking a one-year industrial placement.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (100%) - 1 application form (60%); 1 covering letter (40%). Resit: Resubmission of continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment

Students must prepare an up-to-date CV and are given feedback on all applications submitted as required.


All written work is marked with written comments. Oral feedback is given on all work when required or deemed necessary.

Course Learning Outcomes


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