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The School provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain work experience during their studies.  A diverse range of placements are available as thanks to the local industries in Belfast and beyond.  The School also encourages students to gain work experience by getting involved in University societies and also volunteering.  

Have a look at some of the current work placements available to our students below.

Placement opportunities in the Arts

Placement opportunities in Languages


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Work placement opportunities as part of the Work Placement module

  • Kabosh Theatre
  • Antrim Co Council Arts and MADD music group
  • Arts and Business NI
  • Arts Council NI
  • Audiences NI
  • Belfast Book Festival
  • Belfast City Council
  • Belfast Music Society
  • Belfast Nashville Festival
  • Belfast Photo Festival
  • Belfast Print Workshop
  • Bruiser Theatre Company
  • BVCB
  • Cathedral Quarter Trust
  • CQAF
  • Craft and Design Collective
  • Crafts NI
  • Crescent Arts Centre
  • Grand Opera House
  • JAM - Junior Academy of Music
  • Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • Lyric Theatre Belfast
  • National Museums Northern Ireland
  • NI Opera
  • NITB
  • NMNI


  • Oh Yeah Centre
  • Prime Cut
  • QFT / Film Hub NI
  • Rockport Community Arts Centre (associated with Rockport School) 
  • Soundscape Park
  • Strand Arts Centre
  • The Braid Arts Centre
  • The Black Box
  • The MAC
  • Moving on Music
  • Ulster Orchestra
  • Visit Belfast
  • Young at Art / Belfast Children's Festival
  • Bruiser Theatre Company
  • Theatre NI
  • Arts and Business NI
  • Arts Ekta
  • Outburst Belfast International Festival
  • Arts and Disability Forum
  • Replay Theatre Company
  • Arts Care


We are proud to have student placements with the following partners:

Université de Bruxelles
Université de Lorraine
Université de Montpellier
Université de Poitiers
Université de Tours

Universidad de Alicante
Universidad de Extremadura
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Universidad de León
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla

Portugal (ERASMUS)
Universidade de Coimbra
Universidade de Lisboa
Universidade do Minho
Universidade do Porto

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Students' own work placements

Students can organise their own work placement in conjunction with the Year Abroad Co-ordinator.
For example, we have had students work with charity organisations in Latin America.


Our past students have also gained work placement with organisations such as:

  • the BBC
  • the Police Ombudsman’s Office,
  • the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments,
  • the Local Government Staff Commission,
  • the NI Electoral Commission,
  • the NI Local Government Association,
  • Mencap
  • NI Political Parties
  • Santander
  • The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels
  • British Council Assistantships Program
  • Ulster Carpets
  • Hennessy Cognac
  • Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • The Council of the EU
  • The European Commission
  • The European Parliament
  • The United Nations (UN)
  • The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • The Council of Europe
  • Thomson Reuters


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