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BSc and MSc projects

BSc and MSc projects

The Pirbright Institute offers Year-In-Industry 12 month placements for students in their second year of a relevant undergraduate science degree.  These are likely to be advertised towards the end of 2020.


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The Institute conducts a large proportion of its science studies under high containment conditions.  It is a condition of employment that no person working at The Pirbright Institute may keep any animals which are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease or reside at premises where such animals are kept. "Susceptible animals" include cows, sheep, goats, deer, llamas, and all other cloven-hoofed animals. The quarantine period for all Restricted Areas is 72 hours - during this 72 hour period, it is not permitted to have close contact with susceptible animals. In high containment areas the Institute implements a number of procedures in order to comply with strict biosafety legislation. Access procedures for these areas requires all personnel to undertake a full change of clothes, including the removal of all jewellery and piercings, and completing two full body and hair washes when leaving high containment.

Scientists at the Institute may offer projects for students undertaking relevant taught MSc courses.  The minimum time that we can consider for such research projects is 3 months although 6-12 months is preferential.  Placements are unfunded although we can offer accommodation in our Institute housing at a significantly reduced rate.

UK Masters Loans:

Masters degree loans are now available across the UK.  For full details please visit: 

If you require further information, please contact Dr Lynda Moore, Head of Academic Affairs & Training (

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