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Nuffield Research Placements

What is a Nuffield Research Placement?

Nuffield Research Placements are engaging, hands-on research projects that benefit over 1,000 students each year.  They are centered around science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths.

Placement locations can include but are not limited to: 

  • universities
  • commercial companies
  • voluntary organisations and
  • research institutions

To apply a student must: 

  • Be over 16 years old and in Year 12 or S5.
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK.
  • Have at least 5 GCSEs at Level 6 or above OR Scottish Nationals at Level B or above. Including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject).
  • Be studying one or more A-level, Scottish Higher (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths.
  • Be available for 4-6 weeks of their summer holiday.

Additional eligibilty criteria applies. To find out if you are eligible for a Nuffield Research Placement use the Eligibilty Checker Tool on the Nuffield Foundation Website.

If you would like to find out more please visit the Nuffield Foundation website or contact your regional coordinator using the contact details on this page.