Placements & Work Experience Opportunities

There are a variety of placements and overseas study options for BMS students. Whether you are looking for a short term placement over the summer or a year in industry.

This short video explores the various placement and work opportunities available at the University of Sheffield; and aimed at encouraging Biomedical Science students to find alternative types of work experience outside of their day to day study. The video looks at the following services that may be of interest to both current and prospective students:

  • Year placements (Placement Co-ordinator)
  • Career (Connect) Services
  • Jobshop (part-time work)

Video by: Nelum Panditharatna, Simon Wilson, Ryan Colligan, Joel Sims.

Summer vacation - SURE project placement scheme.

The Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Scheme enables a number of undergraduate students to undertake work in research labs in BMS during the summer for up to eight weeks, carrying out research on a specific project linked to the research interests of the labs. They learn new techniques and skills and have the chance to talk to a variety of research staff.

More on the SURE Scheme

Industrial placements

During Level 2 you will have the opportunity to apply for an industrial placement. Biomedical science specific placements (lab and non lab based) and are advertised throughout the year, although you will find that many of the large global companies open their recruitment early in the academic year, with many deadlines in October and November. Getting involved in placements and other work experience whilst at University is becoming more important for students who want to maximise their employment prospects after graduation.

More about Industrial Placements

Study Abroad Programme

The department also offers a 4 year ‘Biomedical Science with Year Abroad’ degree.

In this degree students spend their first and second years in Sheffield and their third year in a foreign partner university before returning to Sheffield to complete their degree in their fourth year.

A limited number of spaces may be available for suitably qualified level 1 students wishing to transfer from the 3 year Biomedical Science degree to the 4 year Biomedical Science with Year Abroad.

Please contact the Departmental Year Abroad and ERASMUS Tutor, Dr Martin Zeidler for further enquiries.

Study Abroad for undergraduates