Placement students and mentoring member of staff

Placements and partnerships in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology

You'll have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of work-based learning projects and placements as part of your degree, boosting your chances of employment on graduation. Whether you undertake a placement lasting a few weeks or a whole year, we'll be on hand with all the support you need from day one.

Recent opportunities include placements with:

  • Bristol Fair Trade Network
  • The Big Issue
  • Bristol Education Welfare Service
  • WheretheWall (street art tours)
  • Bristol Refugee Rights
  • Avon & Somerset Police
  • University of Bath
  • NHS Cornwall
  • The Body Shop Global Headquarters

"My placement with Fairtrade Bristol allowed me to work with amazing people. It was great see first-hand the positive impact Fairtrade has on the lives of producers, and I feel that my dissertation captured my passion more effectively as a result."

Cara, BA(Hons) Sociology

Placements abroad

You also have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and intercultural understanding through studying abroad in the USA or Europe. Past students have taken courses in Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Social Science in the City

We work in and contribute to the local Bristol community too. Our public engagement event, Social Science in the City, gives members of the public, students and academics the chance to engage and discuss important questions about today's society.

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