Around 60% of all science students choose to go on a placement. But it's up to you, and you can leave the decision until after you've started the course.
There are lots of benefits. You'll get the opportunity to create valuable contacts and develop transferable skills such as problem solving and time management to prepare you for a competitive work environment. You'll also find the experience you gain will help with the rest of your degree.
It's not just experience. Most of our placement options are paid, so you'll be adding valuable funds to your university budget.
Our award-winning placements team work with everyone from tech start-ups to multi-nationals and research councils. We offer a really strong support system so you can make the most of the opportunities.
Recent placement companies include:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Crystec Pharma Ltd
- European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
- Harvard University
- Johnson & Johnson
- JP Morgan Chase
- Porton Biopharma
- Walt Disney
The quality of our placements programme is also one of the reasons we're accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
"One of the driving forces for me coming here was the support they give in finding you industry placements which will stand anybody in good stead after leaving university."
Lewis Dixon, MChem (Hons) Chemistry