Work Placement

What is a Work Placement?

In their third semester, almost all of our human security students take their newly acquired knowledge and skills to the field in the form of a work placement. The work placement has to be between 3-5 months in the period from early July to December. The placement must be in collaboration with an institution, organisation, business, or a university research programme. The student’s tasks must include significant elements of data collection, analysis, and reporting. The student should be allowed to use the data for his/her Master’s thesis. You can read about the formal requirements here.

Our students have completed work placements all over the world and with many different types of institutions, organisations, businesses, and research programmes. These include the following and several others: NIRAS, Oranjezicht City Farm, World Health Organisation, GOVSEA Research Project, GIZDanish Foreign Affairs, Danish Representation at NATO, 14kmSave the Tigris Campaign, Planned Parenthood, DIGNITY and the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance.

Work Placement Database

We have created a work placement database in order to make it easier for human security students to find a work placement. Students can get access to the database by sending an e-mail to the programme coordinator (

To institutions/organisations/businesses: Please complete this questionnaire if you want to share information about a work placement position at the institution/organisation/business where you work (choose Option 3 in Question 1).

To current students/former students/lecturers: Please complete the questionnaire above if you want to share information about a work placement that you have done, or a work placement position that you know about but did not participate in (choose Options 1 or 2 in Question 1).