Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme

Paid summer placements in Scotland’s Life Sciences sector.

Life Sciences Placements by ScotGrad

The Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme gives students paid, relevant work experience in the Life Sciences sector. Placements last from 10-12 weeks between June to September each year. The 2018 application process is now closed. 

The Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme is a collaboration between ScotGrad, Skills Development Scotland and AGCAS.  

Eligibility 

This programme is for undergraduate students in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, who are studying a Life Sciences degree at a Scottish University. Please check below to see if your undergraduate degree course is eligible before applying. Candidates will be reviewed by their CV only - so make sure to attach a copy to your online application. Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of three placements. Take your time to read all of the placement briefs before choosing your top three.

Please note that eligible courses were decided by the Science departments at each university and not by ScotGrad. Therefore, if you have any enquiries about the information below, please get in touch directly with your university.

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Behavioural Biology
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science (Anatomy)
  • Biomedical Science (Developmental Biology)
  • Biomedical Science (Molecular Biology)
  • Biomedical Science (Pharmacology)
  • Biomedical Science (Physiology)
  • Biomedical Science (Human Embryology)
  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise and Health Science
  • Genetics
  • Genetics (Immunology)
  • Human Embryology and Developmental Biology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Pharmacology
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience with Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Zoology
  • Biochemistry

UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY

  • Biomedical Science
  • Forensic Psychobiology

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Anatomical sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Life Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry & Drug Discovery
  • Biological Sciences

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences Global Select Pathway
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Development, Regeneration & Stem Cells
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biological Sciences with Management
  • Plant Science
  • Zoology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Reproductive Biology

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

  • Animal Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Environmental Biology
  • Forensic Biology
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

  • Animal Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Infection Biology
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology (with biotechnology)
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology (with plant science)
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Zoology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology with Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Human Biology & Nutrition
  • Human Life Sciences
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Physiology & Sport Science
  • Physiology, Sport Science & Nutrition
  • Biochemistry

GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

  • Biomedical Science
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Food bioscience
  • Microbiology

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
  • Marine Biology
  • Biological Sciences (Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • Biological Sciences (Food and Beverage Science)
  • Biological Sciences (Human Heath)

UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

  • Applied Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science
  • Psychology
  • Oral Health Sciences

OPEN UNIVERSITY (SCOTLAND ONLY)

  • BSc Health Sciences
  • BSc Natural Sciences (specialising in Biology or Chemistry)

QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

  • Human Biology
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Food Science

ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY

  • Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences
  • Forensic and Analytical Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Applied Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Nutrition

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

  • Behavioural Biology
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Zoology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ecology & Conservation
  • Biology & Psychology
  • Biomolecular Sciences (with School of Biology)

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

  • Animal Biology
  • Applied Biological Sciences
  • Aquaculture
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Conservation Biology and Management
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Biochemistry and Pharmacology
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Immunology and Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

  • Applied Biomedical Science
  • Applied Bioscience
  • Forensic Science
  • Applied Bioscience and Zoology
  • Applied Bioscience and Forensic Investigation

This programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain paid experience that will boost your CV before you've even graduated. A 2017 intern said: "This is an amazing opportunity and is something that will be an asset to your CV. The more you put into your placement, the more you will gain out of the overall experience. It’s a great chance to work as part of a team and meet lots of new people."

Placement projects could include: 

  • Research and Development
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Laboratory Work
  • Project Administration
  • Aquaculture Analysis