Careers Service


Placement Year

Undergraduate students can undertake a 9-12 month work placement, managed either by the Careers Service, or your School.

What's involved?

Most students can expect to:

  • go out on placement after your penultimate year of study, extending your degree programme by one year
  • continue as a registered student, with access to University services
  • find and apply for the placement yourself, with Careers Service support. Most placements are paid, although there are some exceptions
  • complete a 120 credit module while on placement
  • be allocated a University contact to discuss any personal or workplace issues with

You can read detailed information about the University's aims and commitments, as well as your responsibilities as a student, in The Undergraduate Placements Charter [PDF:144KB].

Depending on which course you're studying, there may be some differences around what is required for your placement year, and who you need to contact for information.

Use the form below to find out who will support you: the Careers Service, or your Academic School. Then select the relevant option beneath to find out how to get started, and use finding placements to help you look for opportunities.

Placements Uncovered