UCL Astrophysics Group


Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science Summer Research Placements

23 March 2023

The Data Intensive Science (DIS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are offering up to five summer research placements to undergraduates interested in pursuing research projects over the summer. Deadline: Midnight on the 29th of March.

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The key aims of the placements are to give motivated undergraduates the opportunity to work on a research project in the area of DIS (which is typical AstrophysicsHigh Energy Physics or an industry project), with the student gaining experience in data intensive science techniques, applying their skillset to a problem in fundamental physics or industry, of working in an international research group/environment and in directing/presenting their work in such an environment. Examples of the kind of projects our PhD students work on can be found here.


  • Applicants should just have just finished their third year of undergraduate study in the department of Physics and Astronomy or UCL Natural Sciences undergraduates with Physics as main stream.
  • The main supervisor of the project will be a current academic in the department of Physics and Astronomy, MSSL or one of our industry partners, who have previously worked on a project in the DIS CDT (which will typically cover industry, High Energy Physics and Astronomy projects).
  • Students will be provided a stipend of £2000 during the studentship and are expected to work on the summer project for a total duration of 6–8 weeks, which can be split over the months July-September.

Application instructions and more information can be found by clicking here.