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Placement year

Our undergraduate course (except Foundation Degree in Sport) include an optional placement year that you can undertake in your third year.

You will receive support from our Faculty Team throughout your placement.

Hear from some of our students and placements providers about the placement year as part of the BA Sport and Social Sciences.

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Type of placement

There are professonal placements in a wide-range of organisations in the private and public sectors, including:

  • Professional Sports Clubs
  • National Sports Federations
  • National and Regional Sports Institutes
  • Professional Companies in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
  • Community Agencies Promoting Exercise and Health
  • Professional and Academic Research Institutes
  • Private and Public Schools and Colleges

All placement jobs are at a junior professional level. Ideally, you will be given a project or a piece of work that will be your individual responsibility. The job will provide you with a challenge and allow you to use existing skills and develop new ones. Placements may involve an element of routine work as well.

There are also opportunities for students to spend either one semester or one academic year with our partner Universities overseas:

Placement support

Sport and Exercise Science students Abbey Marsh, Matt Pollock and Harry Taylor share their enthusiasm for their very different yearlong placements.

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Our dedicated Placements Team will support and guide you through the recruitment process to gain your placement. View an overview of the placement support process.

Further information

View the Study site and fee pages, or download our undergraduate course brochure for further information about placements.

If you have any quiries then please email:

Read our student placement blogs

Some of our students keep a blog during their placement year to share the experiences they have.

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Our students have taken placements at:
  • Auckland Blues Rugby Football Club (New Zealand)
  • Human Performance Centre at Team Bath
  • South Australian Sports Institute
  • Lucozade Sport Science Academy (UK)
  • New South Wales Institute of Sports (Australia)
  • London Wasps Rugby Football Club
  • Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
  • Liverpool FC (UK)
  • Southampton FC (UK)
  • Peak Centres in Vancouver and Ottawa (Canada)

Living in New Zealand for a year was an amazing experience.

Jolanthe De Koning

Jolanthe De Koning
Placement at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)