School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Professional Placement Year

Professional Placement Year

Professional year placements are a fantastic way to gain vital work experience and improve your employability following graduation.

Students on all degree programmes are eligible to apply for a placement year.

You can apply for a placement at the start of your second year and will start during the summer of your second year.  

VIDEO: Professional Placement Year - students and employers perspectives

Your placement

You'll learn lots of valuable skills, and return to your studies with a renewed focus. Many students find that their results improve because of this.

professional placement year in the past have included both office and laboratory within large pharmaceutical companies and smaller life science companies.  Examples include:

  • Pfizer
  • Reckitt Benkizer
  • Covance
  • Astra Zeneca
  • GSK
  • Quantum DX
  • Leica Biosystems
  • Fujifilm Diosynth

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Past Placements