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What is the Psychology Work Placement Scheme?

Middlesex University's Psychology Work Placement Scheme enables students to spend a year working in a professional setting between their second and third years. The scheme provides a fantastic opportunity to develop employability skills while engaging with the community and building on the knowledge and experience of their degree.

A year in industry takes place between the second and third years of your degree and lasts for 33 weeks. For paid placements, students will work for a minimum of four full days per week over the 33 weeks (132 days). For unpaid placements students will work for a minimum of three full days per week over the 33 weeks (99 days). Spare time is generally spent studying, updating a log book of your experiences and planning the final year dissertation project.

Finding a work placement

During their second year all Psychology students are asked to register their interest in doing a work placement. The Employability Service has an extensive list of placement providers and advertises the available positions to students. Students may also find their own work placement position providing it meets the requirements of the scheme.

What types of placements are available?

We offer placement opportunities in clinical, research, forensic or educational settings. Options range from working with the prison service, police or youth offending teams, to victim support, gang violence units and charities supporting homeless youths, refugees and asylum seekers. Students also have the opportunity to complete a placement year abroad.

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