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Year in Industry (Undergraduate)

Most undergraduate programmes within the School of the Arts now offer an optional Year in Industry.

The structure of these four-year programmes is almost identical to the three-year versions, with the third year spent entirely on placement in a salaried role in a field or industry relevant to your studies, before concluding your degree in your fourth and final year.

A dedicated second year module – SOTA260 (Professional and Career Development) – will help you source and prepare for your placement.*

The Year in Industry route is available on the following programmes:

Communication and Media

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

English

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

  • BA English with Game Design Studies
  • (I612)BA English with a language

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

English Language

English Language

Single Honours:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

English Literature

Single Honours:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

Game Design

* BSc Game Design follows a different structure to that advertised elsewhere on this page. Please visit the BSc Game Design page for further information.



Music

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

Popular Music

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

Music Technology

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

Philosophy

Single Honours:

Major/minor (75:25) programmes:

Joint Honours (50:50) programmes:

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (see BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a Year in Industry)

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How to apply

Find the UCAS code of the programme for which you’d like to apply using the links above. Please ensure that you choose the option code 'YI' in the 'Further Choices' section of your UCAS application.

Changing your pathway

You have the flexibility to switch between the three- and four-year versions of your programme until the end of your first year. Please speak to your Academic Advisor or the Student Experience Team for information on how to switch pathways.

Other placement opportunities

If a Year in Industry is not of interest to you, other work placement opportunities may be available to you as part of your degree, including through our School-wide module SOTA300: School of the Arts Placement Module. Please see our Placements and Employability page for further information.

*BSc Game Design

BSc Game Design with a Year in Industry follows a similar structure to that advertised above, except that the preparatory second year module and the placement year are both delivered by the Department of Computer Science. Please see the BSc Game Design page for further information.