Students Staff




Our University internships team can help you find paid practical work experience with local, national and even international employers, during your studies for up to three years after you graduate.

We offer an industrial placement in three of our undergraduate courses:

  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences and
  • BSc Genetics

Placements are taken between your second and third years of study at Essex and are typically for one year.

While we do not organise placements on your behalf, you will be given support in identifying appropriate opportunities and ensuring your applications are competitive. We run a module at the start of your second year to help you with your application process, as well as mock interviews to help you prepare for the real thing.


There is also the opportunity to apply for a frontrunners placement which is a paid placement within our University to enhance your skills and CV.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme

Details of placements in Biological Sciences can be found here.