Summer research experience placements

Summer 2017

Each year we offer undergraduate students from across the UK the opportunity to undertake a research experience placement at The University of Manchester, funded through the BBSRC DTP. Placements will last for up to 10 weeks and a maintenance stipend of £200 per week will be provided.


Students should be in the middle years of their first degree and be registered for a basic science (including mathematics and engineering) or veterinary degree at a UK university (Home/EU status only). Applicants should be expected to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree. Preference will be given to students who wish to use the placement to find out more about their suitability and aptitude for further research, particularly if the project is in an area of science different from their main subject area.

Please note international students are not eligible for this scheme.

How to apply

Applications for summer 2017 are now closed.

Below you will find a list of available projects, plus supervisor details. Applicants should contact supervisors before applying.

The deadline for student applications has passed.

Summer Research Experience Placements Project List 2017 (PDF)

Summer Research Experience Placements Student Application Form 2017 (.doc)

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