Department of Economics


A professional placement year can substantially improve your employment prospects, providing valuable work experience and giving you an significant advantage in the job market. Sussex is rated within the UK's top 10 universities in RateMyPlacement's happiness index, which ranks institutions based on students' overall satisfaction with their placement experiences. Current placement students are working at companies such as PwC, IBM and Transport for London.

School of Business, Management and Economics student working at Microsoft

Yousra's placement perspectiveYousra Abdelmoneim

'My placement year has helped me grow and to decide exactly what I want to do in the future. It's built up my confidence in terms of being able to adapt my style of communication to different scenarios and environments. I also feel better equipped to tackle my third year of study!'

Yousra Abdelmoneim
Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Associate at PwC, London
Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc