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BSc and MSc projects

BSc and MSc projects

Applications for our Year-In-Industry placements 2023/24 have now closed.

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.

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

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