School of Earth and Environment

Year In Industry

The Environmental Science programme at Leeds offers you the valuable option of an industrial placement between Years 2 and 3 of your study, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, and earn a salary, before you return to complete your programme.

To choose this option through UCAS, apply to F647 BSc Environmental Science (Industrial). Alternatively, you can start on a regular BSc Environmental Science degree and register your interest in this exciting opportunity after you begin your studies.

The School has strong connections with industry and will help you through the search, application and interview process. You may end up working in or near Leeds, near your home, or perhaps overseas. The School will provide guidance and assistance throughout the process and will support you during your placement, liaising with your employer to ensure that your work is of value to your academic development.

Students who choose the Year in Industry option frequently receive attractive offers of employment when they graduate.  The employability benefits include opportunities to:

  • apply your academic learning in the workplace
  • gain valuable work experience, as part of your degree, that will enhance your CV and job opportunities
  • develop and enhance your personal development, life skills and transferable skills
  • provide important evidence for job applications

and you will return to your final year of studies with enthusiasm and a better appreciation of the opportunities available to you as a graduate of the University of Leeds

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