Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3,000 word essay  50%
Semester Assessment 3,000 word report  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


This module aims to provide students with practical insights into the working of the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh politics post-devolution. It provides an unique opportunity to develop and enhance written and oral transferable skills. Students will work for an organisation that is directly involved in Welsh politics and will have the opportunity to undertake activities, tasks, projects, office or other business that the organisation requires, subject to the overall supervision of the nature of the work by the Module Convenor (the Module Convenor will keep in weekly contact with the students via e-mail, will be in contact with the student¿s Line Manager at the placement and will make one visit the placement location). The following have already provisionally agreed to provide placements: The Welsh Assembly Government, The Assembly Parliamentary Services, Welsh Local Government Association, BBC Political Affairs Unit, Morgan and Cole, and Grayling Public Relations.

Students will be expected to keep a reflective log during the placement period and to record assignments and appointments, meetings and receptions attended and one of the assessments will be based on this.

Brief description

This module aims to enhance students understanding and study of Welsh politics in other modules on the course, particularly GWM 1630 Datganoli a Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (Devolution and the National Assembly for Wales) by offering practical work experience in one of a number of organisations that are involved in Welsh politics on a daily basis.


This module is at CQFW Level 7