Internships and placement units

Get real work experience with one of our external partners, either through an internship or through an optional placement unit on your course.

Q-Step Internships

Develop your quantitative analysis skills and gain experience in using data in the workplace - and get paid for it too.

We choose organisations that are relevant to your degree and work with them to develop specialist internships. We then advertise them to you and you apply via our team. 

These internships are available to students in the following Schools:

  • Policy Studies
  • Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • Education
  • Geographical Sciences

Get involved

Current students can find out more about the Q-Step internships and how to apply.

If you are a prospective student, find out more about the Q-Step programme, a cross-disciplinary degree pathway based on quantitative analysis and the social sciences. 

Placement units

Placements offer you the opportunity to have work experience one day per week for a 12-week period, in organisations relevant to your studies. They form an assesed (20 credits) part of your programme. This optional unit also provides you with preparation for and opportunity for reflection on your placement.

Placement units are currently available to second year undergraduate students in the following Schools:

  • Policy Studies
  • Education

Get involved

Choose the placement unit as an option in order to get this experience. You can contact us on to find out more about this opportunity.

Get involved in our network

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Other opportunities

Find out about other opportunities to get involved in our network. 

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