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Enhance your employability

Postgraduate course placements

We're one of the few institutions that offers you the opportunity to gain from a placement while studying for a Master's.

Going on a placement, or having a part-time job, while you study not only helps you financially, but also helps you develop the skills that employers want.

Should you decide to do a placement as part of your course, our Careers & Employability Service and your faculty placements office are there to support you.

We have links with hundreds of organisations across a range of industries in the UK – and around in the world – giving you a variety of placement options. If you’re interested in working for a particular company, and it’s not one that we already have links with, our careers advisers are there to support you when it comes to making contact.

If you want to find out what it's like to go on a work placement as a postgraduate student, read blogs from our current students.

Employability and careers

A collage of students from BU either on placement, or in their roles after graduating


The talents you develop at BU open up a world of opportunity: enabling you to influence global thinking and lead innovation.