All students undertake a PIPS or a CASE placement dependent on their project. Placements provide students with a strong set of transferable, strategically important skills such as effective networking, presentation, collaboration and knowledge exchange, adaptability, experience of working across different disciplines, as well as improved employability and a greater appreciation of the importance of diversity.
Professional Internship Programme (PIPS)
The Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) programme is the work placement element of the UKRI-BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme, offering students the experience of work in an area outside of their PhD project. More information about the PIPS Programme.

CASE Placements
BBSRC’s CASE partnerships provide students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and non-academic organisations.
Over 40 NRPDTP students are currently studying in partnership with industry, business, charity and others on exciting cutting edge research projects. More information about CASE Placements