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With Industrial Experience

We encourage all our students to consider spending their third year “out in the field” – either gaining industrial experience, studying abroad, or a combination of these. These opportunities are available all over the world.

If you opt for our With Industrial Experience programme, you’ll get the opportunity to put into practice some of the skills you’ve already developed in your first two years. This means that you’ll come back to us for your fourth year with greater confidence, as well as practical experience, which you can take forwards into your final year of studies and of course whatever your plans are after graduation.

What’s more, your placement will give you a proven employment track record and professional networking opportunities, which will give you a significant advantage when you set out to find your first graduate job. Many graduate employers now use industrial placements as a pathway to permanent roles, so you may even get a graduate job offer from your placement provider.

The with Industrial Experience option is also available as part of our BSc Business and BSc Business and Environment programmes in Penryn.

I wanted to find an internship in a non-traditional sector to fully explore the opportunities that an Economics degree could bring, and to understand how the skills learnt at University could be utilised in a professional context.

Anthony, BSc Economics with Industrial Experience