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There is the opportunity to undertake a placement year within our courses, and staff are on hand to help and advise. Placement years provide a great opportunity to gain experience working within a discipline-specific business and learn first-hand how your undergraduate study translates to the real world. 

For me, Durham offered more than just a degree. It opened doors to opportunities which have proved invaluable in becoming a more rounded person. From the Durham University-led BP summer internship to [a placement year] in the Environment Agency, I honed skills that I’d picked up in lectures and gained vital industry context.

Rosie Gardner
BSc Environmental Geoscience, GIS Consultant, ESRI UK