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Employability

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Michael Tomlinson
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module explores the concept of employability both from a conceptual and practical perspective. It explores the many definitions and approaches to this issue, why it has gained significance in light of educational and employment changes and what this means for individuals and society. In this module you will:

  • Be Introduced to a variety of conceptual approaches to employability and how this concept has emerged and why it is important;
  • Explore a range of salient topics around employability and a range of related research, including how the issue relates to skills, class, equality, gender and people's career transitions and outcomes;
  • Be encouraged to think strategically and reflectively on your own emerging career development, planning and orientation.
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