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Placements and industry links

Many of the department’s students undertake internships which helps prepare them to move into the career of their choice upon graduation.

Recent internships have included:

• Research experiences at the University of Kiel in Germany

• Work experience at a gold and silver mining company in Eastern Kazakhstan

• A field project in Shetland Isles

• A placement at Caledonia Mining in Zambia and Zimbabwe

• A research projects at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

• An internship at EGI Utah Universities institute in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Department of Earth Sciences awards a number of annual‘Lyell Scholarships’ for students registered for a BSc or MSci degree with the department. The Lyell Scholarships, worth up to £1000, are maintenance payments for students who wish to gain work experience or research-experience over the summer break at the end of the second (BSc) or third (MSci) year of study.

The Placements Team from Royal Holloway’s Careers and Employability Service are offering a limited number of workplace based micro placements to interested students studying Earth Science.


First year student, looking for a short-term placement in your 2nd year?

We can find you a placements in your chosen area of interest! The micro-placement scheme will be open again in September2017 for placements taking place in the summer of 2018.

Keep an eye out on this page for further information.


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