Undergraduate placement projects

An important part of our bioveterinary science, biological science and veterinary medicine degrees is a short industry-based placement, which helps to develop students' professional skills and knowledge. 

As well as offering students valuable opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills; employers benefit from having a talented and motivated individual on board who can focus on a dedicated project. Placements range from a number of weeks to one year. 

Certificate in Work-based Learning and Research

(Industrial placement or sandwich year)

Industry placements are structured programmes in which students spend an entire academic year working for an organisation as a full-time member of staff before returning to university for their final year. They take place after the second year at university and provide students with the opportunity to gain all-important work experience and employability skills before graduating. Students on our Veterinary Medicine, Bioveterinary Science and Biological Science degree programmes seek placement opportunities which must be for a minimum of 30 weeks, including at least eight weeks focused on a research project. 

Benefits to placement providers                 

  • A cost effective way of getting a project off the ground
  • Motivated, committed and loyal employees
  • The opportunity to assess a student's potential for future employment
  • Flexibility in staff deployment and increased productivity.
  • New knowledge about developments in a particular subject-area
  • Generating goodwill within the academic community
  • Payback (putting something back into the system)

To find out more: 

Employers wanting to find out more about the benefits of taking on an RVC student can contact our placement year scheme Academic Co-ordinator Claire Russell.


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