You will have the opportunity to apply to undertake a professional training year between years two and three of the course. You can choose between industry, NHS or international placements with paid and unpaid options. Loans will be available for Home students depending on family income.

Professional placements

The aim of the placement year is to increase your employability by giving you professional experience and improving your skills in the environment of a relevant industry.

Potential placements include:

UK Placements

  • HPA Colindale
  • Novartis, GSK
  • PHE Didcot (toxicology), Public Health
  • St Georges NHS Trust
  • Audit work
  • Clinical Research Facility, St George's
  • Imaging Research Centre, St George's

Academic placements

  • The Francis Crick Institute

Erasmus placements

  • Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • The University of Granada, Spain
  • Radboud University, Netherlands
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • University of Nicosia, Cyprus


Assessment for the Professional Training Year will be as follows:

Personal & Professional Skills – 30%
  • CV preparation
  • Preparation programme
  • Completion of mandatory placement weeks
  • Employer assessment of workplace assessment
Evaluation of Placement – 60%
  • Interim placement report (2000 words)
  • Final placement report to be submitted at the end (6000 words)
Placement of Learning – 10%
  • Returning to St George's and engaging with your student community
  • Summary report (500 words) of the experience and skills developed
  • Preparation of an updated CV to aim further career aspirations

Last Updated: Friday, 28 April 2017 14:35