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Recruit humanities and social sciences students for professional placements

Our placements scheme enables your organisation to work with our most motivated and talented students.

Why become a placement provider?

We are always looking for new partners to join our placements scheme and provide opportunities for our students.

A wide range of providers including major corporations, smaller businesses, charities, research institutions and government departments have supported our excellent students with placements.

Our students can be a real benefit to your organisation, offering you:

  • fresh ideas and talent from a motivated student
  • up-to-date knowledge of the latest industry developments and new technology
  • opportunities to develop and invest in the next generation

As a placement provider, you'll gain:

  • access to the latest research through closer links with the University
  • a chance to raise your profile on campus among a future graduate workforce

A dedicated team to support you

In the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, our well-established placements scheme is supported by a dedicated placements team.

Our placements team provides the link between students and companies. They guide students through the placement process, ensuring candidates are well equipped and choose the right company to apply to.

They also offer full guidance to placement companies about the process and benefits.

Student expertise

Our students study a wide range of degree courses across our academic departments.

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Undergraduate Placements

The majority of our placements run for 30 to 40 weeks up to 12 months, with some courses offering shorter-term placement opportunities (minimum 12 weeks).

Our students work in the UK and internationally. Placements largely commence in June and September, with a smaller number commencing in January and March. Please contact us on, where we would be happy to provide further information.

Postgraduate Engagement

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers an exciting range of Postgraduate Taught programmes, which encompass company engagement, including:

Please contact us on if you would like further information.

You can hear from the students during their placements on our blogging platform.

Be part of our placements scheme

We're always looking for new organisations to be part of our placements scheme.

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Here are just a few examples of some of our recent partners:

  • Global Giving
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies (LDS) at Harvard University
  • House of Commons
  • Intel
  • JP Morgan
  • Millfield School
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Race Equality Foundation

Our undergraduate placements can start as early as June and can last for up to 12 months, and we have a range of options for company engagement with our Master's courses.

HSS placements

Hear from our students about the benefits and process of going on a placement

Contact our Placements Team

Email us to find out more.