Type of Placements

There are many different types of work placements that vary in length, ranging from a few hours to a whole year. 

With the guidance of the Work Placement Partners, all the placements below can be undertaken on a remote basis. 


Equivalent of a year’s academic study (30-40 weeks). Usually taken after the second year of an undergraduate degree. These placements can be paid or unpaid.

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Specific to the Business School undergraduate degree courses and mandatory in the second year of study.

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Usually part of Professional Practice and Employability modules. They can be paid or unpaid, but must have academic relevance, usually lasting 30-70 hours. This could also include volunteering opportunities in the third sector.


Modules where organisations will provide real-world scenarios for you to work on whilst remaining based at the University. They will have learning outcomes confirmed and receive industry standard feedback from the organisation.


Taken during the Summer months for up to 3 months duration, that can be offered on a flexible basis to suit the student and host.