What are PIPS?

The Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) is a key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme. Students spend 3 months on a professional placement with an external host organisation. The aim of PIPS is to allow students to gain the opportunity to carry out a non-academic work placement during their PhD. Such experience is important both to help early career researchers understand the context of their research and to expose them to the range of opportunities available to them after they graduate.

To see examples of where our students go for their PIPS training, have a look at our PIPS Case Studies.