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Real-world experience

We believe that university should prepare you for the world of work as well as enhancing your academic qualifications, which is why we offer placement opportunities to all of our undergraduate Honours students.

Although for some degrees, a placement is part of the course structure, the option to undertake a placement as part of your degree is open to every student. Some courses offer placements between two and six weeks, while for others the duration is 30 weeks. If you’re studying one of our Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health Professional courses (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Science), you’ll be required to undertake short placements throughout your course and will be placed at various NHS hospitals and medical centres throughout the south-west.

We have links with hundreds of companies across a range of industries, in the UK and abroad. To find out more about where you may go on a placement, take a look at the relevant course pages to see which organisations we work with. 90% of our graduates (source: graduate-jobs.com) have relevant work experience and this can give you a real head start in the competitive jobs market.

Placement stories

Jamie Seager

Jamie Seager

Find out how this BA (Hons) Business Studies student is putting her skills to the test during a year-long work placement at financial giant JP Morgan.

Sam: USA and Canada

Sam Harrison

Sam's placement was at the company behind the remote imaging cameras on the International Space Station.

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NHS placement locations

Find out more about our NHS locations and where you may be based for some of your NHS placements.