A large number of courses at DMU provide students with the opportunity to undertake an optional placement as part of their undergraduate studies.
At DMU we know how important real-world experience is; students who opt for a placement are more likely to achieve a 2:1 or a first in their degree, as well as having a stronger chance of obtaining higher salaries and better graduate jobs. Placements are paid and usually last for 12 months and provide students with an opportunity to put into practice some of the skills and knowledge they have developed during their studies so far.
The placement year will provide you with an opportunity to work in a real working environment and to link what you have been learning at DMU with how your learnt knowledge and skills will be applied when you embark upon your career after graduating.
A placement year offers an exciting and rewarding part of your time at university, it will provide essential experience and give you a firm grounding for progression into a graduate career.
Placements are undertaken in the third year of an undergraduate degree. Dedicated placement units help students to find a suitable placement as well as provide support to those who may find their own own. Students can end up all over the world and in some of the most prestigious companies in their field.
Students are increasingly taking advantage of these opportunities and reaping the rewards when they are competing for graduate careers. Often a placement year can set you apart from others during the selection process and the experience gained often has a positive effects on study after a student returns to DMU.
Take a look at our list of courses to find out if they offer a voluntary placement option.