Placements and internships

Our students have access to a range of placement opportunities. Apply the knowledge you’ve already gained during your degree to real-world situations, and stand out from the crowd.

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A placement year can be an invaluable experience for Arts and Humanities students, providing them with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a professional setting and develop essential employability skills.

A placement year alters your degree title adding “employment experience” allowing you to instantly differentiate yourself from your peers. 

Furthermore you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Explore different career paths
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Gain confidence and self-awareness
  • Make informed decisions about your future

Hear from students who have been on work placements

Completing placements with companies such at ITN and Penguin Random House, find out what our students got up to and what they learnt.

Joana Pedro smiling

"I was determined to maximise my time, and gain experiences that I wouldn’t regret later in life"

Joana Pedro 2nd year History Student

Joana made the decision to push herself out of her comfort zone and jump at any opportunity she saw that could benefit her future career.

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"The university as a whole do a terrific job of making individuals realise their potential and succeed"

Jake Collins English Language and Literature student

Jake recalls his experience as an English student, a rollercoaster journey that started with disillusionment and ends with his dream placement at Rolls Royce.

Hope Kerr during intern interview

Hope Kerr - Internship with ITN

Hope Kerr Internship with ITN

Hope Kerr thoroughly enjoyed her internship with ITN, who are news providers for ITV and ITN productions and documentaries.

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Sheffield gave me a lot of flexibility in choosing a lot of different optional modules and the opportunity to do a year of employment experience

Josh Bates BA History & Politics with Employment Experience

Josh Bates talks about his year of employment experience he undertook as part of his degree, his time as Chair of History in the City and what his current role at DeHavilland involves.

Isobel Wright smiles to the camera

“I have discovered my strengths and weaknesses, enhanced my confidence and independence."

Isobel Wright English Literature student

Isobel Wright completed a placement at Hydra Creative which went so well they have offered her a job after she graduates!

Our placements and internships case studies database provides a wealth of information including the types of work students undertook and the organisations they joined.