One female on a suitcase trolley, happy making peace signs with her hands and one woman pushing her alongThe optional placement year and summer research project placements offered by the Biomedical Science course allows you to gain vital experience in an area of your choice and learn how the knowledge and skills you are developing on the course are applied to real world scenarios.  

Our students have taken placements and internships in a variety of areas including research laboratories, medical communications and medical volunteer placements abroad. Many students also choose to complete shorter internships during the summer called a summer research project placement at the end of year two. Students can also apply for bursaries to help fund some of these opportunities. 

For the past two years a number of our students have travelled to the Université de Tours in France and Tongji Medical College in China to undertake their summer research project placements.

Here, current student Chloe Tanner has created a vlog to give you an insight into her summer research project placement experience in Tours, France.

Chloe Tanner's summer research project placement

Third year student Victoria Saunders has also created a vlog to showcase what she got up to on her placement in Tongji Medical College in China.

Victoria's summer research placement in Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, China

Jake Soley shares his summer research placement experience blog

Help with finding a placement

From perfecting CVs to writing applications and developing interview skills the Careers Network offer a comprehensive programme of tailored support for students in finding and applying for placements and internships.