School of Global Studies

Undergraduate placements

Undertaking a placement as part of your degree in the School of Global Studies is an exciting way to develop a global perspective and to help formulate ideas on your future career. The experiences, knowledge and skills gained are invaluable. At Sussex we actively encourage our students to undertake work placements and provide a range of opportunities.

The School of Global Studies offers students the chance to undertake one year professional placements in relevant organisations.  Placements are designed to allow you to gain practical work experience in an area appropriate to your degree. We also provide support and information to help you find informal work experience during vacations.

Finding a placement is very similar to looking for a job, and the skills you learn in the process will help you after graduation.   Staff in Global Studies work closely with the University Careers and Employability Centre (CEC) to support you in finding, applying for and making the most of opportunities for gaining work experience during your time at Sussex .  The School also administers a few highly competitive placements with partner organisations.

Almost anywhere!  Many students opt for placements outside the UK to develop their language skills and explore a new country and culture, while others gain valuable experience closer to home.  Students have been on placements all over the world, from Bali to Berlin to Brighton!

Check out recent placements

Undertaking placements can

  • provide valuable experience in an area related to your chosen subject
  • increase your employability
  • make a valuable contribution to your learning and personal development

Global Studies placements co-ordinator: Su Richards, globalplacements@sussex.ac.uk

Please note that details are subject to change.