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Work Placements

Information for Work Placements - Current Students

If you are a current Exeter student interested in finding out more about work placements, you can also access the Work Placements SharePoint via Single Sign-On. This resource covers all aspects of credit-bearing work experiences as part of your degree, including what a placement is, how to apply for them, and bespoke information for international students or those interested in working abroad. 


If you are an employer who wishes to find out more about work placements or wishes to contact us, please visit our employers' page here for information.


Work placement modules/programmes are available in most undergraduate and some Master's degree courses.

They are a fantastic way to source and secure valuable work experience opportunities as a core element of your degree programme, and enable you to develop crucial employability skills and enhance your future job prospects. 

The Placements Team offer a wide range of advice, guidance and taught delivery to support you in: 

  • Deciding on a suitable work placement; 

  • Sourcing work placement opportunities; 

  • Completing written applications for placements, including application forms and cover letters; 

  • Competing for work placementvia assessment centres and interviews; 

  • Preparation for placements, including transition from University to the professional work environment; 

  • Issues/concerns whilst on placement. 

If you have queries to do with equality, inclusion and diversity including disclosing a disability or discussing reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, or whilst in the workplace see our specific EDI pages where you will also find useful information on how to find supportive and inclusive employers.

For more information about work placements, feel free to browse the pages below.

Placement modules and programmes

If you are interested in finding out which placement modules/programmes may be available to you on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, please click on the relevant Faculty to your degree/programme below and see the full list available: 

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (Streatham & St Luke's)

(‌all Business School programmes, all Engineering programmes, Computer Science, Maths, Physics and Geography)‌

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Streatham & St Luke's)

(‌Modern Languages, Archaeology, Communications, Drama, Film, English, Creative Writing, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Law, SPSPA subjects and some MA courses)

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (Streatham & St Luke's)

(‌‌Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Public Health and Sport Sciences, Psychology, Medical School subjects)


For placement modules/programmes on the Penryn campus in Cornwall, please consult the following lists:

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

‌(‌all Ecology & Conservation, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, Mining Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainable Development programmes)‌

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

‌(‌all History, International Relations, Law and Politics programmes)

Work placements explained

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Benefits and challenges

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Support for work placements

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Work placement options

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Student Finance

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Work Abroad - Turing Funding

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Support whilst on placement

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Supporting equality and diversity

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Contact us

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