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Research opportunities

As an undergraduate, you’ll get the chance to participate in a paid summer placement in the university research environment.

Please note the CUROP Scheme is only available to registered Cardiff University students.

Watch the CUROP Teaser video.

The Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) offers you work experience, paid on an hourly rate basis, for up to eight weeks – to take part in a summer placement within any of our Academic Schools, working with supervision on research projects.

Our projects provide unique opportunities for you to sample live research, enhance your academic skills and make a more informed decision on furthering your research at postgraduate level.

Your work could form the basis for a research publication, which we’ll upload to our institutional repository, where it will be available for researchers worldwide to download.

As part of the Programme, you’ll also come together with other CUROP students at a conference to exhibit posters of your research, sharing experiences and disseminating your research findings to the University audience.

The Programme is now considered to be one of the largest undergraduate research schemes in the UK. Almost 800 students have taken part in placements since 2008, working on such diverse projects as historical archival work, searches for new planets and cancer research.

Find out more

CESI Summer Placements (research & learning and teaching)