UCL Quantum Science and Technology Institute


Summer Placements for Undergrads

7 February 2023

Apply now for UCL's EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies paid summer placements.

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The UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies offers paid summer research placement opportunities for undergraduate students. These placements are an excellent way for students to gain experience working in a lab on a research project and obtain research experience during the summer months. During the project, you will be based within the research group of your academic supervisor and provided with relevant training as required. 

Each summer we are offering research bursaries to work on projects of up to 8 weeks with academic staff and PhD students from the Centre for Doctoral Training. These projects will provide direct and relevant research experience to interested undergraduates. The projects are especially beneficial to students who are considering doing a PhD and want to get a better understanding of what doing research in quantum technologies involves. Previous experience is not required, only enthusiasm and the intention to learn. 

The key details:

  • Placement Length: Up to 8 weeks
  • Placement Dates: Between June and August 2023
  • Location: UCL, Bloomsbury, London
  • Funding: Placements include a bursary of £2934 (£1467 per month) 
  • Application Deadline: 23:59 (UTC) Friday, 31st March 2023

Eligibility criteria

To apply for these placements:

  • You must be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university (e.g. BSc, BEng, MSci, MEng)
  • You must currently either be in the second year of a three-year course or the third year of a four-year course
  • You cannot also apply for admission to the Centre for Doctoral Training’s MRes+PhD programme this year
  • No previous experience is required: we welcome applications from students who have not done an internship or research placement before

We particularly welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, and candidates from minority ethnic and socially disadvantaged groups as they are under-represented within STEM disciplines. UCL is committed to equality of opportunity, supports, and encourages under-represented groups, and values diversity.

Apply now and read a full list of the summer projects avaiable.