SOCS5104 Social Sciences Professional Placement 4

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit provides the opportunity to apply, develop and critically reflect upon the skills they are learning in a professional context cognisant to their master's program. Under the guidance of the unit coordinator, and as future professionals, students are expected to find their own work placement. Content and assessment for the unit will include training in the necessary skills for securing such placements; and reflective learning on the skills.
Students are able to (1) understand and engage autonomously with the nature of job market and broader vocational opportunities within their field of study; (2) apply the skills and knowledge gained in their studies in a professional context; and (3) critically reflect on their professional development and learning in professional placement.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) placement proposal; (2) reflective assignment; and (3) placement report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Peter Robinson
Unit rules
completion of 24 credit points in the Master of Strategic Communication and unit coordinator approval
SOCS5103 Social Sciences Professional Placement 3
Contact hours
150 hours divided between work placement and assignment preparation and writing. Exact division will depend on the nature of the placement
Unit Outline
Semester 1 :
TS-U-4 :
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.