For students funded on Department of Life Sciences PhD scholarships, it is possible to undertake a placement of up to 3 months in length. Please note that the placement is not mandatory, and you will only be able to take one of these upon approval from your supervisor.  The timing and duration of the placement both must be discussed and agreed with your supervisor, although in theory it is possible to undertake this at any point during the PhD. Once a placement is confirmed, students must complete a Placement Proforma, attach a work contract or Memorandum of Understanding, get the Placement Proforma signed by your supervisor and send it to for the DTP Management Committee to approve. The Placement Proforma should be sent no later than four weeks in advance of the placement start date.  Please contact Nadia Guerra ( you would like to obtain more information.