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Placements and industry links


Summer placements 

We coordinate a wide range of summer placements explicitly designed to enable students to gain valuable work experience, taste a selection of different career paths and build contacts.

Placements within the department 

Each year, academics within the department offer a range of summer internships to students from the department who are moving into their third or fourth year. These paid studentships are awarded competitively and give the students a chance to work at the forefront of a research topic studied within the department.  These typically last for a period of six weeks, during which time the student will have a chance to contribute to an active and cutting-edge research topic. 

External placements

External placements are sponsored by partners including the National Physical Laboratory, international and UK national laboratories such as CERN, DIAMOND and ISIS and in local schools. We also offer a wide range of placements at other universities, high technology companies and other employers both directly from the department and through our partners in the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet).

More information on summer placements.

Micro-Placement scheme for current students

The Placements Team at Royal Holloway is offering a limited number of work experience placements to interested students studying Physics.

If you are a second year Physics student, this is your chance to develop professional skills and improve your career prospects after graduation in your desired career area.

Work Experience

Placements include a varied selection of work experiences tailored to the students' interests.

Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2017.

Most of the placements are located around London, but requests for flexibility in location will be taken into account.

Apply for the scheme

To gain a placement secured by The Placements Team, students will have to go through a competitive selection process.

To find out more about the application process you are invited to an Intro to placements presentation for Physics students on Friday 7th October 2016, 11-12pm, Room: T118

Study abroad 

Royal Holloway operates a scheme called the Study Abroad Programme. Typically, within this scheme, the second or third year (but not the final year) of your degree programme may be exchanged for equivalent study in a partner university in North America, Europe (the Socrates Erasmus Programme), Asia or other locations. 

Alternatively, your studies may be extended by a year to accommodate additional study abroad. Studying  abroad adds an international dimension to your degree, allows you to experience another culture and style of education, perhaps practice your languages, and is a great addition to your CV. Applications for a place on the exchange programme are made after admission to your degree programme at Royal Holloway.


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