Enhance your employability

Postgraduate course placements

Did you know, some of our Master's degrees offer you the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your studies?

Going on a placement, or having a part-time job, while you study not only helps you financially, but also helps you improve your CV, make invaluable contacts for the future and develop the skills that employers want.

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.

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

In addition, we host recruitment fairs in October, November and in the Spring of each year, as well as smaller sector specific events. Local, national and international employers participate to meet our students and discuss their options. The work we put in to help our students improve their employability means that 83% of our Master's graduates say tthat they went on to work in an industry related to their degree (BU Alumni Survey, 2020).

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

Employability

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