Degrees with a Year in Industry

Degree Qualification Duration UCAS Code Prospectus link
Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc 4 years G403 2019 entry
Computer Science with a Year in Industry MComp 5 years G404 2019 entry
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with a Year in Industry BSc 4 years GG75 2019 entry
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with a Year in Industry MComp 5 years G704 2019 entry
Software Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 4 years G604 2019 entry
Software Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng 5 years G654 2019 entry

Degrees with a Year in Industry are a great way to gain experience in the workplace while you are student. Our students, who have been on placement, say they gained valuable skills which helped them successfully apply for jobs in industry. You will spend between 38 and 67 weeks on your placement between the second and third years of study (this can also be done between the third and fourth years of study in the case of our four-year MComp and MEng courses).

Placements are paid (on average £14,000 - £17,000). During your placement year you pay a reduced fee:

We can also arrange short-term internships, which take place during the summer vacation for three months.

Both placements and summer internships are very beneficial, and we actively encourage and support them. Having completed a placement or internship, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned during the remainder of your degree course. Placement students and summer interns are frequently offered permanent jobs when they graduate.

Companies that provide placements and internships to our students

The following companies are typical of those that offer industrial placements and/or internships to our students.

Company Type of business
Accenture Management consulting, technology and outsourcing
Amazon Retail
Apple Computer software and hardware
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Wealth management
Datong Intelligence equipment
Deeson online Web development
EMIS Software for primary heathcare
Ernst and Young Financial services
eTranzact Electronic transaction switching and payment processing
Fujitsu Information technology solutions
GCHQ Intelligence, internet security
Google Search, web analytics, software
IBM Software, hardware, business solutions and consultancy
Joomla Web development
K-Now Knowledge management
Lemez & Fridel Music industry consultancy
Microsoft Computer software and hardware
NCR ATM and point of sale devices Medical information and support
RBS Financial services
Tribepad Next-generation recruitment platform

Could your company provide a placement or internship?

We are always very interested to hear from companies that could offer our students placements or summer internships. This provides you with a cost-effective way of employing a highly-motivated student with excellent technical skills. Typically, you will pay the placement student two-thirds of a graduate salary. Placements are also a very effective way of assessing prospective employees, and will allow you to build research and consultancy links with the University. 

For more information, please contact our placements officer, Dr Kirill Bogdanov, on or (+44) 114 222 1847.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.