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Placement Awards

Most employers are looking for graduates who are work ready. 

Many of our full-time undergraduate courses include the opportunity to complete a work placement or period of study abroad to enhance your employability and give you the skills and confidence to stand out in today's competitive marketplace. 

Often called a 'sandwich year', this takes place in year three and will extend your degree to four years in total.

You can also gain official recognition for your placement and be awarded a further qualification in addition to your degree.

Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP)

The Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) is awarded if you successfully complete a placement year in employment, in addition to an academic assessment or project. 

The DPP is a level 5 undergraduate qualification worth 60 credit points.

Diploma in Professional Practice (International) (DPP(I))

If your work placement is successfully completed overseas, the Diploma in Professional Practice (International) (DPP(I)) is awarded. An academic assessment or project is usually involved. 

The DPP(I) is a level 5 undergraduate qualification worth 60 credit points.

Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS)

The Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) is awarded if you successfully complete a year studying abroad. This usually takes place in year three of your degree programme. 

The DIAS is a level 5 undergraduate qualification worth 120 credit points.