Although you are responsible for finding your placement, we can assist you in preparing applications, CVs and design portfolios. To prepare you fully for the process, we include employability skills as part of the first year of your degree. You'll also have the chance to hear from our final-year students as they reflect on their recent experiences on placement.
We encourage you to find a paid placement that meets the minimum wage to comply with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) practical training rules.
If you go on placement in the UK, our academic staff visit you during this period to make sure that you are getting the best experience possible.
If you go on placement in an EEA country you may be able to apply for an Erasmus grant. If you want to pursue professional experience outside the UK and EEA, you will need to discuss this with our Professional Studies Advisor first.