A wide variety of practices support our students including:
- AVR London
- Balfour Beatty
- Buro Happold
- Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Bath
- HR Wallingford
- Jeff Kahane Associates, London
- National Grid
One of the special features of studying Architecture and Civil Engineering at Bath is the strong relationship between study and practice.
Our Architecture students have placements integrated into their programme (Professional Practice), while Civil Engineering students can choose to take an optional placement year during their studies.
Benefits of placements
Students find the opportunity to go on a placement extremely valuable for a number of reasons:
- see the application of your studies to real world situations
- develop important professional skills
- earn a salary for your work
- increase awareness of career options and develop connections with practice to help find jobs after graduation
- your experience in practice makes you a more desirable graduate to potential employers.
Students on a UK placement are visited by academic staff whilst they are on placement and are supported to ensure they get the best experience possible.
When do I go on placement?
Use our table to find out the placement arrangements for your programme of study.
|BSc Architecture||Scheduled placements take place in both:
Year 2, Semester 2 (3 months) and
Year 3, Semester 2 (3 months)
|BEng Civil Engineering||
Optional one year placement in Year 3.
|MEng Civil Engineering|
|MEng Civil and Architectural Engineering|
Many students also take placements during the summer break.
However, we cannot guarantee that a particular placement will be available or that you will be able to earn a particular salary; applications for placements can be very competitive.
Can I work abroad?
Yes. The RIBA encourages students to work abroad wherever possible. This includes any EEA country or any country further afield or overseas. If you take your placement in an EEA country, you might be eligibile for an Erasmus grant.
For more information please contact our Faculty placements team.