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Politics work placements

Take your learning experience outside of the classroom and practically apply your skills in real-world working environments while you study. 

Choose one of our politics undergraduate degrees or our postgraduate international relations course and you’ll have the option to take up a work placement as part of your studies. This opportunity is the perfect chance for you to improve your practical skills and confidence in the working world.

Our favourable London location, established industry links and long-standing commitment to providing real-life learning experiences come as a major benefit for students looking to pursue placements. You’ll be supported by our Professional Development Centre across your journey, from finding opportunities that suit your goals, CV writing and interview techniques, and feedback and support.

You can take up your placement in a number of industries or environments as our varied courses help to prepare you for work in a number of fields, so whether you have a plan in place or are not yet sure, you’ll get a strong insight into which future career is right for you.

Past students have worked for the Home Office, the Treasury, and the Houses of Parliament as well as for organisations such as and Politics International. One of the key benefits of placements is building a set of skills that prove to graduate employers you can hit the ground running – according to Unistats, 95% of Brunel Politics BSc students who opted for a year’s work placement were in work or further study after six months!