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Undergraduate Research Experience

Take your first steps into the world of research and gain valuable experience before applying for a PhD.

Undergraduate students at the University
Our research experience scheme could help you decide if a career in academia is right for you.

IMI's summer research scheme is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates to experience first-hand what it is like to conduct research.

In the summer of 2020, the IMI is offering around 20 funded opportunities for students to collaborate with an academic supervisor on a small research project.

Undergraduate students can assist a faculty member at the University with parts of their ongoing research, or they can work collaboratively with their supervisor on a research project of mutual interest.

About the scheme

The scheme is open to undergraduates from all disciplines, but it is a requirement that the student's summer research project includes a significant component of mathematics or statistics.

A small proportion of the available funding is earmarked for student projects which fall within the areas of humanities and social sciences.

Students taking part in the scheme are offered training on topics such as poster design, presentation skills, writing academic reports and academic career opportunities.

Read about a student's experience of taking part in the scheme.

Funding for students

Students will receive a financial award of £200 per week for up to 10 weeks.

How to apply

Applications for this year's scheme has now closed.

We hope to offer more Undergraduate Research Experience opportunities next year. Applications are set to open in October 2020.

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