Faculty of Humanities

Placement Year Scheme

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Students in the Faculty of Humanities have the opportunity to undertake a Placement Year between the second and final year of their degrees.  The Placement Year aims to:

  1. Offer students the opportunity to apply to undertake a year’s placement in industry whether at home or abroad, and to receive credits and a dedicated award for this achievement.
  2. Provide an opportunity to gain experience working in a professional environment.
  3. Develop employment-related skills, including an understanding of how one relates to the structures and functions in an organisation.
  4. Develop the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, independent thought, personal responsibility and decision-making.

For further information, please see the handbook accompanying the module, 'Preparing for a Placement Year with the Faculty of Humanities'.


Contact csao@kent.ac.uk for undergraduate administration, fso@kent.ac.uk for Faculty matters & student appeals.

Faculty of Humanities, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NR

Last Updated: 31/08/2022