Physics students have the opportunity to spend an academic year or a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions.
See our students' blog to read more about their experiences.
Industrial internships and placements
Many start-up companies and small and medium enterprises in Scotland owe their existence to physics-based ideas. Students have the chance to undertake an industrial placement outwith term time. These placements are offered on a competitive basis.
I chose to do an internship at Diamond Light Source this summer so I can apply the knowledge and the techniques that I have learned in the classroom to ‘real-world’ problems. The internship focuses on the structural analysis of protein molecules; and I am involved in the set-up and use of the beam line.
Oliver Hay, fifth year MPhys student, 2013
Interns@Strathclyde and scholarships
A range of other competitive scholarships are also offered, including the University's Interns@Strathclyde, Carnegie and EPSRC schemes. These allow undergraduate students to gain experience of research projects in department labs.
This year I chose to do a summer research project so that I could start to get a feel for what a PhD would be like and I have loved it. I have really enjoyed learning independently and being able to get to know members of the department. I would strongly recommend it to anyone as it gives you a taste for research work and lets you put theory into practice.
Patrick Bevington, third year MPhys student, 2013