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NOTICE: The 2023-24 applications will be open towards the end of the Michaelmas Term. Eligible students will receive an email directly.  The information found within these pages will be updated over the course of October/November 2023.


The Department has formed partnerships with several UK companies working in Materials or related fields. Details of the placement periods, project areas, profiles of the firms etc can be seen by clicking on their names listed below.  The rates of pay and arrangements may vary between the individual firms, but are expected to be at least at the national minimum wage, with no accommodation specifically provided.

Students who are selected for these placements will usually be interviewed by their industrial host before a placement is formally offered.

At the end of a placement, the student will complete a placement report form which includes detailing general costs incurred in relation to travel and accommodation, financial support from the host and information on the project undertaken - for Department records.

Participating firms

  • Barocal
  • ION Science
  • Marshall Futureworx
  • Plastometrex

Health and Safety

Placement reports from previous years

The students' placement reports, containing details of costs incurred and other logistical details, are available for 2023, 2022, 2019.