Projects available for entry in 2023
As part of your UNIQ+ Research Internship, you will be working on a project under the supervision of academic staff from our community of world-leading researchers.
Places for UNIQ+ internships will be distributed across a wide range of subject areas with around 120 places available in total. The application form will ask you to outline your preferred field of study and areas of research, and select at least one and up to three preferred projects that you are interested in working on. It is expected that the projects you select would usually be in a similar subject area.
The next sections of this page provide details of the projects available this year, categorised by research area. Many of our projects are open to those studying undergraduate degrees in a broad range of subjects, however you should read the project descriptions carefully and check to see if a project has any specific entry requirements before applying.
Full instructions for completing the application form can be found in our Application Guide.
How are places distributed?
If you are successful, we will try to match your interests to available projects and supervisors. We will also match you to funding on the basis of your interests, project/supervisor availability, and closest match with the eligibility criteria, in order to maximise the number of places we can offer.
Please note that we will not always be able to meet your preferences for a project/supervisor, but we will try our best to do this wherever possible. Only projects that are matched to successful applicants will run this year.
Potential ten-week internships
Some projects may be funded by an external partner for an extended duration of ten weeks with an associated scholarship stipend of £4,200 (this will be indicated in the project description where applicable). Ten weeks projects will run from Monday 3 July to Friday 8 September. The other benefits are the same as those for UNIQ+.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded UNIQ+ Research Internships
We intend to offer up to two ESRC-funded UNIQ+ Research Internships to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and apply for the projects in the social sciences that are eligible for ESRC funding (this will be indicated in the project description where applicable).
The benefits of an ESRC placement are the same as those for UNIQ+ but you will be employed by the University and paid a basic salary at real Living Wage plus holiday pay and National Insurance contributions (estimated to be in the region of £3,351 before tax and employee National Insurance).
Wellcome Biomedical Vacation Scholarships
We intend to offer around six Wellcome-funded UNIQ+ placements to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and apply for the projects in the medical sciences that are eligible for Wellcome funding (this will be indicated in the project description where applicable).
The benefits of a Wellcome Biomedical Vacation Scholarship placement are the same as those for UNIQ+ but you will be employed by the University and paid a basic salary at real Living Wage plus holiday pay and National Insurance contributions (estimated to be in the region of £3,351 before tax and employee National Insurance).
Confirming externally-funding places
If you are successful with your application to one of these projects and your place is funded by an external sponsor, your offer will make this clear and provide all the contractual details, including how you will be paid.
Please note that there may be some amendments to the published information for internships funded by external sponsors in line with specific agreements with these funders. These amendments will be published as soon as they are available.
Projects in Humanities and Social Sciences are offered by the following departments: