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Work Placement

In the second semester of third year Digital Humanities and Information Technology students can undertake an optional 9 to 12 month Work Placement in industry. This programme is run in conjunction with the Career Services Office in UCC. Work Placement is a partnership between the student, the employer and the University. This experience gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience relevant to their course and allows them to put into practice the theories and methodologies studied at University. Students begin their placement in September.

Benefits of placement to students;

  • puts academic theories into practice
  • increases students employability
  • improves students confidence
  • enables students to travel and gain experience in other EU countries
  • develops essential skills such as teamworking, communication, presentation, interpersonal
  • gain valuable experience of the work environment
  • helps students decide what they will do in their future career
  • learn how to fit into an organisation

Companies who have previously taken DHIT students for placement include:

  • Arlo Cork
  • Casey's Furniture
  • Ervia
  • ESB Networks
  • Getvisibility
  • Horner APG Ltd
  • Janssen Sciences Ireland
  • McAfee, LLC
  • Oracle Corp
  • PWC Ltd


We were delighted to participate in the Student Work Placement Programme for the BA Digital Humanities & Information Technology course at UCC.

John McCaughley, Senior Operations Manager, Janssen

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If you are considering a career in digital product design, then you should really consider UCC's BA degree in Digital Humanities and Information Technology.

Mark Foley, UI/UX Design Lead, Poppulo

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