Who can do a placement

Most UWE Bristol students will have the opportunity to do either a short-term or sandwich placement. You can find out if your course includes a placement by checking your programme specification.

Your placement module will be assessed as part of your degree and during your placement you will be expected to complete coursework related to your workplace experience.

If your programme does not offer a placement module UWE Bristol Careers can offer advice on a range of other work experience and internship opportunities.

Completing a clinical placement abroad through exchange

Some Nursing and Allied Health Profession courses offer students the opportunity to complete a clinical placement abroad, organised through our partner universities. These placements typically lasting 10 to 12 weeks, happen at the start of the Level 3 year and give you the opportunity to gain specialist skills in professional healthcare environments outside of the UK.

Students whose course offers this option can apply to study abroad during Semester 1 of their Level 2 year.

Most UWE Bristol partner universities offer teaching in English and the majority of clinical placements provide English-speaking mentors.

I’m an international student. Can I do a placement?

Yes. As an international student, you bring a unique set of skills and cultural perspectives, which are valued by many UK employers. You can enhance these skills by gaining professional experience on placement. For some international students visa conditions will need to be met.

You'll use and develop your skills and knowledge, enhance your employability and hone your business acumen. It's a great way to get professional experience of working in UK business.

We recommend before you start applying you talk to an UWE Immigration Adviser so you are clear about what you need to do, as there are some visa requirements. Please read our visa work placements advice for information on placements and your visa.

International students can also apply to the International Talent Internship Scheme. As part of this scheme you will undertake paid part-time work for a period of eight weeks with a UK employer.