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Undergraduate summer placements

Undergraduate summer placements

Undergraduate summer placements

The MRC DTP offers undergraduate students from across the UK the opportunity to undertake a research experience placement at The University of Manchester.

Placements will last for up to 10 weeks and you will receive a maintenance stipend of £200 per week.

Applications for summer 2018 are now closed. A list of the projects available can be found below.

Please complete the application form below and send this, together with a copy of your CV, to The deadline for applications was Friday 19th January 2018.

We also have BBSRC DTP undergraduate summer placements available which you may be interested in here:

Please note you can only apply to ONE of these placement schemes.


To be eligible for a placement, you should:

  • be in the middle years of your first degree;
  • be registered for a basic science (including mathematics and engineering), medical, or veterinary degree at a UK university;
  • have Home/EU status;
  • 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 that international students are not eligible for this scheme.

Contact us

Any queries can be sent to Isabella Darbyshire.