Placement Year

A placement is a great way to apply and develop your skills, plus they are highly valued by employers. 

All students at the University of Leeds are able to undertake a Year in Industry as part of their degree. This is normally after year 2 or after year 3 if you are on an integrated masters. 

Why complete a placement?

Completing a work placement will give you the opportunity to:

  • apply skills developed during your studies
  • learn about different industries and job sectors
  • make important career decisions 
  • boost your employability 
  • stand out when applying to roles with potential employers

There are so many positives to completing a placement year! You can read about some of our student’s experiences and the benefits they gained over on our blog

Where to start 

Each of our faculties has a dedicated Employability Team who can help you find and apply for placements and talk through the module requirements for your degree programme. You can find their contact details here.  

If when speaking to your Faculty Employability Team they advise your home School does not offer a placement year option, you can take a placement via Student Careers and the CSER8000 Module. Please email for more information.  

Further support on how to seach for, find and apply for a placement can be found here.

Leeds Internship Programme

The Leeds Internship Programme can also help you secure a placement. Registering your interest with them means you will be the first to know about any EXCLUSIVE opportunities, only available to University of Leeds students. 

They advertise a range of 9 – 12 month undergraduate placements in local Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), charities and multi-national organisations as well as on campus working for the University of Leeds.