Work-related Learning

Work-related Learning

We work closely with employers to ensure the content of our degrees reflects the skills that are needed in the world of work, helping you to develop a strong CV.

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Placement years

Stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate market by adding a work placement to your degree. You will enhance your CV with professional experience and, if you impress your host, you might even get a job after graduation.

Almost all our degrees are available with the opportunity to spend between nine and 12 months in the workplace. This could be anything from a consultancy role to a project involving a problem set by industry.

You will have the opportunity to develop new skills, find out what you enjoy and start to understand what career path is going to be best for you. You’ll also make valuable connections and be able to offer employers a desirable combination of academic knowledge, professional skills and an understanding of the workplace when you graduate.

The Careers Service and your tutors will provide support to help you get a placement that will further your learning and boost your career prospects.

Find out more about work placements

Industry involvement

Many of our degrees are designed in consultation with industry to ensure that the curriculum meets employer needs. This means you learn the skills that graduate employers look for in graduates.

In some degrees this means you will work directly on projects set by industry or commercial companies, applying your learning in real-world contexts.

Career Development module

Many of our degrees also build the Careers Service's Career Development module into their curriculum. This lets you use your work experience, volunteering or part-time job to count towards your degree.

Enterprise activities

You may also choose to take part in enterprise activities, to help you develop your skills in entrepreneurship. Some of our students have even developed their own successful businesses during their time at University!