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The Research Experience Placements scheme

The Research Experience Placements (REPs) scheme provides support to undergraduate students that wish to undertake a summer research placement. Each REP runs for up to 10 weeks during the summer vacation - placements are taken either within a department of the University or at a partnered research institution. Successful REP students will receive the natioanl living wage per week (36.5 hours) for a maximum of 10 weeks.


Selected students must be:

  • in the middle years of their first degree studies
  • registered for a basic science (including mathematics and engineering) or veterinary degree at a UK university
  • expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK 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.

Available Placements

There is funding for a maximum of 10 REP's. To apply please first make contact with the supervisor you wish to work with, your supervisor will then make the application on your behalf. You may wish to use the Research Themes database to find the supervisor you wish to work with.

To make an application please direct your supervisor to the following form to complete.

When making an application you will need to provide a copy of your CV.

Deadline for complete applications is Monday 1st April 2019.