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Year in industry

To ensure you really stand out from the crowd in the competitive job market, you have the exciting opportunity to undertake your degree over four years with a salaried year in industry.

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Your year in industry will normally last between 10 and 12 months, taking place between taught years two and three, allowing you to practice and apply the new skills you will have learned so far.You will return to university following successful completion of your work placement at the start of the autumn semester for your final year of studies. A further benefit of choosing our year in industry option is that you may be able to draw upon the practical real-life situations you encounter during your placement and incorporate it into your final year project.

Whilst students are responsible for finding their own placements, the School has a dedicated placement officer to ensure you have access to a broad variety of opportunities, and that you receive constant support and guidance throughout the entire process.

Placement opportunities

Our students have completed a variety of placements with many leading companies in recent years, including:

My placement was at Airbus Group, helping to program technical solutions. I was able to work on programming tasks that improved my technical ability, and improved my own personal development, including my ability to present and how to communicate in a professional manner. It allowed me to learn and develop skills I would not have had the opportunity to encounter without a placement.

Billy Hickman, BSc Computer Science graduate

Find out more

If you are a potential student wanting to know more about our placement options or a member of industry who would like to get involved, please contact us:

Computer Science Year in Industry