You can choose to do a professional placement, study at one of our overseas partner institutions, or combine the two in your third year. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain new skills, and establish networks either within industry, internationally, or both.
Doing a professional placement in Year 3 allows you to use what you've learnt in a practical context. You’ll find out about the organisation you join and how it works, while learning more about potential future careers. Our students have worked in the UK and overseas. Some have been offered graduate roles following placements.
You’ll develop skills like planning, problem-solving, decision making and project management. Sometimes you can gain professional qualifications, particularly in accountancy, during placements.
Employers often value placements, so you could gain an advantage in the job market.
Previous students have done placements with organisations in the public and private sectors. These include:
- Union Bancaire Priveé
- Government Economics Scheme
Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our dedicated placement team to help you secure a placement.
Read more about doing a professional placement.
If you decide to study abroad in your third year, you will spend time at one of our agreed partner institutions. You will study a course that complements your existing learning and experience a new culture.
The combined study abroad and placement option gives you the chance to work in another country as well and add stand-out experience to your CV.
Previous students have spent their time in:
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- South Korea
Taking part in study abroad is dependent on good academic performance in Year 1. Some funding may be available, but isn’t guaranteed.
For each option, you’ll receive support from various university teams, as well as your Director of Studies.
Study abroad opportunities are limited and are subject to availability at our partner institutions.
Read more about studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree.