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Research Experience Placements

Gain experience in the lab


Find out if a PhD is for you

Explore computational and/or experimental biology

If you are a high-achieving undergraduate in the second year of your degree (middle years if on longer programmes) who is enthusiastic about bioscience, we want to hear from you! We have funded research placements available during the summer holiday to enable students doing basic science (biology, chemistry, maths, computer science, biomedicine etc.) or veterinary degrees to work in a modern research group.

The Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme is designed to give promising undergraduates at UK universities a first-hand opportunity to experience research in a UK laboratory and to encourage them to consider a career in bioscience research. The placements are particularly designed for students who wish to find out about their suitability and aptitude for a research career.

Projects offered at MIBTP partner universities will be in the same themes as the PhD research opportunities. If you wish to apply for a placement for Summer 2020 please contact potential supervisors directly. You might start by looking at the supervisors and projects listed under the PhD study tab above to see what interests you before you go to separate University and Department staff pages. If you need advice you can contact the relevant MIBTP Director indicating which area of research you are interested in. Once you have found a supervisor willing to host you, please fill in the REP application form.

Details of the placement length and costs associated will be. updated shortly.

Students will be required to submit a post-REP report to BBSRC within three months of the placement. Template forms and guidance will be provided.

Applications for summer placements will open early 2020.