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NOTICE: With Brexit uncertainty continuing, we are going ahead and planning the summer 2020 CaMPUS scheme as usual.  If Brexit occurs prior to summer 2020, dependent upon the details of any deal, we may find short notice changes to the scheme are required.  For example, in some cases a student may suddenly find themselves being required to hold a work permit as a result of how the student is engaged in work with the industrial host.  However, we will aim to resolve any issues in whatever way we can so that a placement can go ahead as planned.  We appreciate your patience should such an event happen.


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 bursary payment levels and arrangements may vary a bit between the individual firms, but are broadly expected to be of the order of £250-300 per week, 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

  • Plastometrex
  • Johnson Matthey
  • TWI
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Health and Safety

Placement reports from previous years

The students' placement reports, containing details of costs incurred and other logistical details, are available for 20192018, 2017, 20162015201420132012 and 2011.

NOTICE - Coronavirus

The CaMPUS scheme is under review as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  European placements are cancelled and we will continually review the viability of UK based placements with the hosts and the University of Cambridge. Thank you for your understanding.