Placement for undergraduate students
Many of the university’s undergraduate courses offer the opportunity to undertake an optional additional year gaining experience on a work internship/placement, in the UK or abroad. Our Talent Team is here to support you during the process of applying for a place.
We also work closely with industry and professional bodies to ensure our courses provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills demanded by employers.
Employability and work placement support
Our Talent Team’s dedicated employability and internship/placement support offers a range of services, including:
- Handshake – a personalised, online environment to engage with career enhancing activities and resources with our professionally qualified team
- one-to-one support
- drop-in sessions for CV, application and personal statement checks
- skills development workshops
- mock interviews
- assessment centre and psychometric testing training
- employer and networking events.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
For students undertaking a course within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, your clinical placement will be handled by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences team. For more information, please contact the team directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look through our FAQs below
At what point do I indicate I’d like to go on an internship/placement?
You may register your interest at different points in your first and second year, with the following deadlines to confirm your place:
The internship/placement must be fully approved at least two weeks before enrolment for their final year. The student must ensure enough time is accounted for approval beforehand.
How long can I go on internship/placement for?
Typically, placements last between 9 and 12 months. The length may vary depending on the module requirements for your course. In some facilities, shorter internship/placements may be available.
How is it connected to my course?
You will enrol on the appropriate module for your time on internship/placement. As part of the process, all internships/placements are assessed for suitability.
If I’m an overseas student wishing to complete a UK internship/placement, will I need a special visa?
If you are an overseas student completing a UK internship/placement you will not usually require an additional visa. This is only applicable as long as your current visa covers the full duration of your course, including the sandwich year.
However, if you only have a visa for three years, for example, you would have to investigate extending it, which will come with a fee. This will be something you’ll need to investigate and complete on your own. The team can provide supporting documentation to help with the application process.
If you are an overseas student and wanted to complete an internship/placement outside of the UK this might not be the case.
I’d like to work abroad, will I need a visa for that?
Yes, if you’re staying in the country long term it is likely you will need to apply for a visa. This will be something you’ll need to investigate and complete on your own. The team can provide supporting documentation to help with the application process.
Find out more about working abroad here.
Will the internship/placement year carry any credits?
The internship/placement years do not currently carry any credits. Please refer to the course specification for more information.
Will the internship/placement appear on my final academic transcript or final degree award?
This will depend on where you are studying. For Coventry University students, all modules completed as part of your course will appear on your final academic transcript. For Coventry University London students, all other distinctions will be on the certificate.
For the final degree award, this is the same as above. Coventry University students who went on an internship/placement will have “including a period of industrial placement” on their award.
*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regards, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.