Extending your master’s with a work placement option

Extending your master’s with a work placement option

Coventry University understands the potential benefit that a professional work placement could have to your future employability.

The Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing have added a ‘work placement’ option to a range of master’s programmes, providing you with the opportunity to add a 9-12 months’ work placement to your one year master’s programme.

With the support of our Talent Team, during your first semester we can help you to identify, prepare and apply for a range of 9-12 month work placement opportunities. If you are successful in securing a work placement, you would then begin your work placement during semester three, as the table below shows.

  MSc without work placement pathway MSc with work placement pathway
Semester one core modules core modules
Semester two core modules core modules
Semester three core modules and individual project work placement
Semester four   work placement
Semester five   work placement
Semester six   core modules and individual project

Further information

  • The placement year will incur an additional fee of £4000, to be invoiced separately only when your placement is secured and tier 4 visa extended if required.
  • Placement opportunities may be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met and subject to availability and/or competitive application.
  • Work placements are not guaranteed and you will be responsible for securing your own work placement, however you will benefit from the support of our employability and placements team EEC Futures in trying to identify an opportunity.
  • If you change your mind or are unable to secure a placement, you can still complete your master’s in the first year.
  • Master’s courses with the ‘work placement’ option are available to UK, EU and international students.
  • Master’s courses with the ‘work placement’ option are designed to be fully tier 4 Visa compliant.
  • Work placement modules take place in semesters three to five and are structured with clearly defined professional and academic learning outcomes.
  • During your placement, you will be supported and mentored by a dedicated academic supervisor as well as the EEC Futures team.
  • Students are required to successfully pass semesters one and two (without the need for resits) in order to start a placement.
The following postgraduate courses provide you with the option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity.