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The Placement Year 

For International Relations, Politics, Sociology or Public Policy students

If you're an English Language, European Studies, International Relations, Politics, Sociology or Public Policy student at Aston, you'll have the option to take a placement year. Not only can you choose to spend this year working in an organisation in the UK, you may choose to spend your time overseas - either on a work placement, at an overseas university or as a teaching assistant.

The placement year will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to put your learning into practice, develop your skills and knowledge and enhance your employment potential when you graduate. You might also want to develop existing modern language skills (perhaps you have a GCSE in French and wish to build on these skills) or learn a new language.

You will find out more about your placement year options when you start your course. Alternatively, contact our Placements Team.

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