Summer Students

Undergraduate Summer Studentships 

The Summer Studentship programme offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biological and clinical science by working in a cutting-edge research laboratory at the MRC London School of Medical Sciences (LMS). Participants will learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles and science communication. Dependent on their interests, students work in the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, imaging, molecular biology and protein chemistry. 

Students join the LMS for an 8-week research experience working on projects related to the ongoing research of one or more of our groups. At the end of their stay, the participants will have been introduced to the major scientific questions currently under investigation in their mentor’s group and they should find the experience useful in deciding whether scientific research is a career that they would like to pursue. 

Students will receive a stipend for the placement paid tax-free at the national minimum wage.

Undergraduate OpportunitiesApply Now!

We have five opportunties for Undergraduate students to join one of our research groups this Summer!

Only undergraduate students in the middle years of their undergraduate degree are eligible to apply.You must have completed your first year and not yet commenced your final year to be eligible. Please note that the programme is only open to UK students or those with settled or pre-settled status that covers the whole period of the studentship. 

The programme will run for eight weeks, from 01 July to 25 August 2024. All students must participate for the full eight weeks.

Successful applicants are matched with a research group to work and study in for the duration of their studentship, gaining valuable laboratory experience and contributing to the work of the lab. Students will also attend demonstrations to find out about the Institute’s facilities. On the final day of the programme, students will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s research experience by presenting their lab projects to one another. 

The research groups participating in this years programme are:

Cell Cycle Control – Alexis Barr

Behavioural Phenomics – Andre Brown

Reprogramming & Chromatin – Petra Hajkova

Computational Cardic Imaging – Declan O’Regan

Single Molecule Imaging – David Rueda


How to Apply

  1. Download application form from HERE
  2. Complete form and email to , with the subject of the email stating: ‘LMS Undergraduate Summer Programme Application’
  3. The deadline for applications is 10:30am on Tuesday 02 April. If you submit your application after this deadline it will not be considered.
  4. If your application is shortlisted by one or more of our recruiting supervisors you will be invited to interview remotely during the W/C 29 April. Your referee (for whom you will have provided the details for on your form) will be contacted only if your application is shortlisted.

The 2024 studentship will include a stipend amounting to £411.84pw, paid in two monthly installments at the end of July & August. The programme does not include accommodation, but assistance in findng accommodation can be provided to those who require it.

Read about students’ experiences of the summer programme.


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