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.   A professional placement year in the past has 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

View the profiles of some of our placement students to see what they have been up to during their placement year.