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Brunel Design School placement year

All our undergraduate courses can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps further prepare for the world of work and means our students have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when they graduate. 

Brunel’s location close to central London, the heart of the UK’s design and digital media industries, means that there are a variety of placements available. 

Find and apply for a placement

A dedicated placement tutor from Brunel’s Professional Development Centre will work with you to help you secure a placement that is right for you. You will be given training on CV writing, how to complete an application form, and how to perfect your interview skills.    

Our design students have worked in small innovation start-ups as well as multinational organisations such as Adidas, Chanel, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Disney and Lego. Digital media students take up placements at animation and visual effects studios, with gaming developers and digital brand designers. 

Master’s students are encouraged to make use of our good links with industrial colleagues and undertake an optional industrial placement as part of their dissertation project over the summer.


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Industrial Design student, Lily, talks about her placement at Toy Design company, Fuse London

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Design BSc-MDes

Learn how to develop products that look good and work well by gaining a thorough grounding in creative and technical design skills, and working on projects to build your portfolio

Industrial Design BA-MDes

Get a hands on-learning experience through building and evaluating product-based challenges with more technological understanding, and less theory and quantitative analysis

Product Design Engineering BSc-MDes

For creative thinkers who are comfortable with mathematics, this course combines design and engineering for a deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges

Brunel Design School placement year