Placement opportunities

Here are a few examples of the internship opportunities we have been able to offer our Bioscience undergraduates in recent years.


NHS placement for an IBMS certificate of competence

Students on the Biomedical Science (B990) degree, accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, may apply for competitive placements in the NHS. If you wish to pursue a career as a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS, this is the best route for you to achieve your goal.

If your application is successful, your placement will begin after your second year of studies, finishing at the end of August the following year. You'll complete a portfolio during your year, assessed by the IBMS for a certificate of competence.

After graduation, you can use this to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, a requirement of employment in the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist.

MAC Clinical Research

This company specialises in clinical trials in neuroscience research. In 2016 four students gained paid internships, each lasting for a year.

Lancaster Bioscience Internships

In 2016 10 BLS undergraduates received paid internships right here at Lancaster University, carrying out research into Alzheimer's disease, biochemistry, bioinformatics, cancer biology, DNA replication, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasite cell biology, and tropical infectious diseases.

Ghana Summer School

In 2016, eight Lancaster students joined eight Boston University students in a seven-week summer school in Accra, Ghana. The programme included internships, such as a placement at Vestergaard Fransen, a mosquito insecticide testing facility for the world’s largest mosquito bed-net manufacturer.

Digital Lancaster Student Bursary

Two students gained internships. One developed a new divisional student blog site with a focus on enhancing students’ employability, whilst the second helped develop an electronic attendance monitoring system.

North West Cancer Research

Local charity North West Cancer Research funded three of our undergraduates to work in our cancer research laboratories over the summer between their second and third years.

These eight-week projects gave the students the opportunity to get involved with cutting edge research at Lancaster, working on projects aimed at understanding the molecular changes that underpin cancer as well as new approaches for treating the disease.

Industry Degree Scheme for Science Undergraduates

Two Bioscience students from Lancaster were placed at GSK, Ulverston in 2015 and 2016.

Other Placement Opportunities

We regularly receive information about internships and other schemes available to students both in the UK and abroad. Placements can vary in duration from a few weeks to a year. Whilst these are competitive, BLS and the University Careers Service will support your application.

Arrange Your Own

If you are able to arrange your own placement, we can help you implement it.