Placements and Internships

Relevant work experience while you are at university is key to achieving a good graduate job. A placement or internship lets you apply your academic knowledge to real world situations - and you may even get paid for it!

You want a degree which, as well as providing an excellent learning experience, also enhances your employability. Here are some of the opportunities that you will benefit from as a Lancaster University Biosciences undergraduate.


A paid placement year allows you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you aspire to join when you graduate.

You'll work as a full-time employee of the organisation – receiving the same training and opportunities as them – whilst also having academic and pastoral support from the University.


These are generally shorter-term, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. In Biomedical and Life Sciences opportunities include:

  • Learned societies such as the Biochemical Society
  • Cutting edge research organisations such as North West Cancer Research and MAC Clinical
  • Projects with world-leading Biomedical and Life Sciences researchers at Lancaster University
  • Multi-national companies such as GSK