School of Social and Political Science

Placement Based Learning


Students on selected programmes may undertake placement-based learning opportunities with local, national and internationally based organisations.

Putting Learning into Practice

Placement-based learning provides excellent opportunities for students to think through theoretical ideas in real world contexts and to gain transferable skills through applied, practical experience with host organisations.

The Student Development Office supports four placement-based learning schemes:

A student experiencing difficulties in their personal circumstances which make them unable to study may apply for an interruption of study. During an interruption, a student pauses their study at the University, usually for a year or a semester in the case of taught students, and restarts at the same point following the period of interruption. Interruptions of study may not be applied retrospectively.

Interruption of study applications are approved by Schools and Colleges. A student who wants to apply for an interruption of study, should complete an application with the help and support of their Personal Tutor and Student Support Officer or PhD Supervisor. PhD students must follow this process.

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