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Health Sciences

How does it work in practice?

Placement duration

We are looking for employers who are prepared to offer a paid placement within their organisation. The placement should enable students to develop their skills and gain knowledge of working in the area of health and social care delivery and organisation. Ideally placements will last for a minimum of 30 weeks although shorter placements may also be of interest to some students if they can combine it with another short placement in order to obtain 30 weeks experience overall.


The University will support the placement from the very beginning of the process to maximise the benefits for both you and the student. With all placements we will seek confirmation nine months ahead of the placement as to how many positions your organisation will be able to offer to students on our programme. We will then seek a job description from you and post it onto our secure network for students to review. Our staff will work with students to prepare them for employment and support the application process. It will be up to your organisation to decide between applicants.


The process will be further supported by agreements between the University and your organisation to define the policies and procedures for monitoring and supporting the students during the placement.

Team up with our talanted students

Offering a placement

If you are interested in offering a placement to students on the BSc (Hons) Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research then please contact:

Dr Jane Prichard, Programme Coordinator

Tel: 023 8059 7956

Email: J.S.Prichard@so

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