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Internship Graduate Certificates (Scotland or China) GradCert

Course Description

The programme offers an exceptional opportunity to boost your employability - whether you want to break into graduate employment for the first time or develop your experience internationally, are seeking ways to further develop your career path or are looking to gain experience to help you make a career change.

What is so good about this course?

For a start, it is a course unique to the University of Dundee – there's nowhere else in the UK that offers a stand-alone graduate qualification in internships with this level of personal support and tuition.

How you will be taught

During the initial 4-week Preparation and Planning module, learning and teaching will be based around intensive, face-to-face, highly interactive and participatory lectures, seminars and tutorials.

During your internship, you will make full use of MyDundee, the University's Virtual Learning Environment to enhance and extend your learning. Students on internships based in Scotland will return to university 4 times during the internship to continue your career management development in a collegial environment. Students on internships in China will have regular 'virtual seminars', Skype-chats and online learning tasks to complete. Assessment is by continual assessment; there are no exams for this programme.
How you will be assessed
Module 1 - Preparation and Planning

Assessment will be via:

Online skills assessment
Group oral presentations
Written report on internship sector

Module 2 - Internship Placement

Assessment will be via:

Reflective written accounts
CV and Covering Letter
Telephone/Skype practice interview
Internship placement report
Individual oral presentation

What you will study:

Preparation and Planning
Internship and Development
Internship Placement


Past participants of the programme have benefited from a real advantage in the UK graduate recruitment market by gaining valuable hands-on experience within their sector. Many of our graduates have found paid positions with their internship organisations. Others have gone on to prestigious graduate recruitment schemes or jobs with high profile organisations such as PwC and Scottish Water. Some have also chosen to pursue further study or have sought further internship experience.

Visit the Internship Graduate Certificates (Scotland or China) GradCert page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an Ordinary Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) if first language is not English. Applicants must be eligible for a Chinese F2 visa. Applicants to the Scottish pathway should note: Due to UK Government restrictions on the length of time international students can participate in work experience, this programme is NOT currently open to International Students Visa holders. As such, this programme is only open to international candidates who have a right to remain and work in the UK for the duration of the programme.

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