Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Undergraduate Research Internships Summer 2017


University of Bath undergraduate students

Are you considering doing a PhD?

Moving from undergraduate studies into doing a PhD can seem daunting, and you might not even be sure whether it's the right thing for you. That's why, in collaboration with SAMBa, IMI runs a research internship programme specifically for undergraduates.

The programme is open to students studying a degree programme with a significant element of maths or statistics and your internship research project also has to have a substantial component of either maths or statistics.

Available for up to 10 weeks, the internships programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to:

  • Gain research experience in a topic of your choice
  • Apply your knowledge gained from a course to a real problem
  • Get a feel for what a career in science has to offer
  • Earn money while researching - students receive a stipend of maximum £200 a week for a maximum of 10 weeks

Promoting the use of the mathematical sciences across all academic disciplines, we actively encourage applications from students wishing to do an interdisciplinary project. Applications from female students are also actively encouraged.

Next summer we are offering approximately 15 internships to students who are supervised by an academic at the University of Bath. Four of the internships are specifically earmarked for Mathematical Biology projects and have been generously funded by the BBSRC STARS programme. View our slide presentation for more detailed information.

Read about this summer's internship programme and the students' experience.


Next steps

If you would like to do an internship within a specific topic, then please contact an academic at the University of Bath working within this area.

Unsure of which academic to work with? We can help advise you - simply get in touch by email: or phone 01225 383404.


How to apply


The 2018 Undergraduate Research Internship Programme will open for applications in October 2017.

For further information about the program, contact email us at or phone 01225 383404.