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The Sustainability and Environmental Management programme at Leeds offers you the option of a Year in Industry between Years 2 and 3 of your studies, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and earn a regular salary before you return to complete your programme.

You can choose this option through UCAS, by applying to FD46 BSc Sustainability and Environmental Management (Industrial). Alternatively, you can start on the standard BSc 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 your 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 employment opportunities
  • enhance your personal development, life skills and transferable skills
  • provide important evidence for job application forms
  • return to your final year of studies with enthusiasm and a better appreciation of the opportunities available to you as a University of Leeds graduate

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