A professional placement is usually within a commercial business environment. The aim is to provide you with a professional experience that will be of value both during your studies and in your future career.
This is a flexible option; you can mix and match longer and shorter work placements in different countries on some courses.
A dedicated and experienced Placements Officer will support and guide you through the recruitment process to gain your placement.
Students have previously done placements at organisations such as:
- American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (Belgium)
- EURORDIS Rare Diseases Europe (France) (Spain)
- HSBC (France)
- PIE (France)
- Cotton House Hotel (Spain)
- Stay U-nique (Spain)
- DMA Partners Design Consultancy S.L. (Spain)
- Ernst & Young (Germany)
- Kern AG Global Translation Services (Germany)
- Techo (Chile)
- The Bubble (Argentina)
- Butera 28 (Italy)
- ABC Schools (Italy)
Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed, but you will receive tailored support from our dedicated placement team to help you secure a placement.
We have exchange agreements with a wide range of partner universities.
On a study exchange, you can spend either one or two semesters in our partner universities in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, or further afield outside of Europe.
Our diverse range of exchange universities are located in capital cities, and medium and small-sized cities and towns, where you can experience studying in a very different university system. You can become fully integrated into life at another university, choose a number of appropriate units and undertake assessments in them.
If you are studying Russian, we currently offer a separate exchange with Voronezh State University. If you study Spanish, you may also study in Santiago, Chile.
The study exchange programme is competitive. Places on the scheme are neither automatic nor guaranteed but will be offered on the basis of your personal interests and academic performance.
Teaching English as a Language Assistant in a school or college is also a popular and rewarding option. Applications are processed by the British Council. Experiences can vary; you may find yourself in a large city or in a rural community, teaching English to small groups of children for around 12 hours a week.
It is also possible to be an assistant outside Europe. Some of our students have spent time in places such as La Reunion, Mexico and French Guyana. Assistantships differ in length from country to country, but usually last nine months.