Find out which business and computing courses include work placement as part of its syllabus below.
School of Business
Students enrolled in one of the below programmes can complete a placement year between the second and third (taught) years of the course:
The work placement is a formal and academically accredited element of the degree programme, is graded and worth 60 credits. Those students who successfully complete the placement module graduate with a 4 year 240 credit award rather than a 3 year 180 credit award. The placement commences in September for a minimum of 8 months or 33 weeks. Students return to their fourth and final year the following September.
*Students can start the placement earlier (from June) and remain in employment until the following September if both parties are in agreement.
School of Computing
Undergraduate students studying the below courses will undertake a compulsory 30 credit work placement in the second semester of their third year:
The placement commences in January/February for 6 months minimum (full-time) and students return to their 4th and final year in September. Students may be available to remain in employment until September if both parties are in agreement.
Postgraduate Work Placements
Full-time MSc Cybersecurity students undertake a 25 credit 12-week work placement from May until August and also September – December. Students are required to work four days per week in the company (Mondays to Thursdays), and attend classes one day a week in NCI Fridays). The work placement may be research oriented. If the placement is of a practical nature it is a requirement that the students apply research to the experience gained in the placement. Source code, results and/or generated/processed data have to be made available to NCI academic examiners.