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Placements in Psychology

Placements in Psychology

We are one of very few UK psychology courses to offer year-long professional placements in Psychology. Students from all of our single honours and joint honours programmes can consider applying for a placement. This is an excellent opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a practical context. Plus, it is an opportunity to gain an important advantage in a competitive job market.

Our students are undertaking placements in Psychology across a variety of settings such as:

  • the NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Police
  • Newcastle University Institute of Neuroscience
  • local mental health support charities

We have a dedicated team who secure a set of placements, or students can source their own placement.

Student talking with teacher.

Placements provide a great range of learning experiences. Students get the chance to develop subject specific skills, knowledge, and transferrable skills. In addition to this, placements often have other outcomes such as the opportunity to publish work.

Placements are a good opportunity for employers to recruit knowledgeable and enthusiastic students. They can be offered on either a paid or voluntary basis. Placements can be in any role relevant to psychology and should be on a full-time basis for a period of nine to 12 months.

Interested in hosting a placement student?

If you would be interested in receiving information about hosting a student, contact our placement team at:

Psychology.UGPlacement@newcastle.ac.uk