Summer placements

Our supervisors are offering summer placements of one week to give University of Manchester and St Andrews-Manchester Pathway Medical School students a taste of academic research and our MB-PhD programme.

The placements will be with various supervisory teams/lab groups where you will get a valuable insight into the real world of academic research.

All these supervisors are offering projects to MB-PhD applicants this year, so if you are considering applying for the programme now or in the future, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet the team and to find out if this is the path for you.

See details of the placements available and the supervisory styles: MB-PhD summer placements (PDF).

Placement weeks will be arranged between students and supervisors at the end of the summer term (w/b 17 and 24 June) or the beginning of the new academic year (2-6 September).

How to apply

Students who are interested in this opportunity should send the following details to Jemma Fielding (

  • Your name
  • Current year of MBChB study
  • Are you intending to apply to the MB-PhD programme in future? (Yes/No)
  • Are you applying for this opportunity due to a general interest in academic research? (Yes/No)
  • 200 words maximum on why you are interested in a placement
  • Lab preference(s)

Depending on how much interest is shown, preference may be given to students who are eligible to apply to the MB-PhD in the 2024-25 recruitment round.

Expressions of interest should be returned by 1 March 2024.


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