Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)
You have the option of spending a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
Year in Industry
An industrial placement is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of a working environment - and will normally be a paid position, more than offsetting the additional cost of the extra year.
Eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2. If you are accepted onto the programme you will be responsible for securing your internship placements. Please note that being accepted onto the programme does not guarantee you access to an internship.
During your placement you will be visited by a Placement Support Officer. You will also come back to the University to give a brief presentation of your work experience. You will be provided with a log book to document your placement and will write a final report detailing your work, which will be assessed as part of your degree.
You will be supported through guided sessions, including:
- Introduction to the scheme
- Researching placement opportunities
- Making successful applications
- Effective interview techniques
- Preparing for my placement
A year in industry is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the types of profession that you can choose after you graduate, and can also point you towards postgraduate studies that may help you on the path to your chosen career.
Your placement effectively begins in Year 2 when you will be briefed in writing a CV, interview techniques and the procedures that you need to follow to obtain an industrial placement. In addition, a list of potential industrial partners who have taken students in past years will be provided to you.
Year Abroad Information
If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.
Studying abroad is not just for people who are interested in travelling and meeting new people. It is about acquiring life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society. Whether you go on to work in the private sector, the state sector, a non-governmental organisation or become self-employed you will find the experience invaluable. Find out more from our Global Opportunities team.
Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details.
The School of Business has links with several European universities, administered through the Erasmus+ scheme. If you are eligible for a loan from Student Finance you can apply for a travel grant from them. Languages courses, at both beginners and advanced level, are available through the University’s Languages at Leicester scheme.
- For the latest information on the future of the Erasmus+ scheme at UK universities please see our Brexit microsite.
We have links with the following universities:
We also have links with some universities outside Europe. If you are receiving financial assistance from Student Finance your support will continue and you may also be eligible to apply for additional travel grants or scholarships. We have links with the following universities:
- Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- University of Calgary, Alberta
- Simon Fraser University, Canada
- University of Windsor, Canada
- Waseda University, Tokyo
- George Mason University, Virginia, USA
- Illinois State University, Illinois, USA
- Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA
- Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma, USA
Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.