Open Placements

The King’s Summer Research Programmes provide students with the opportunity to gain real research experience with an academic at the University.

Each project has been designed to provide insight into the research environment and can make a significant contribution to your transferable skills and employability. By undertaking a research project you can:

  • Develop or boost your research skills
  • Make a significant contribution to your personal and professional development
  • Increase awareness of research either in your academic field or in a new area together with associated techniques
  • Gain valuable employment skills, experience for your CV and personal development
  • Learn more about what academic careers are like while gaining skills that are useful for any career path

Click on the title of the project to see more details - please note that you will need to be logged in. You do not need to be studying in the supervisor's subject area in order to apply for a project.


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Katie Campbell Archaeology Mapping Cities in Medieval Central Asia
Stephen Cherry Theology King’s and its Livings
Sophia Cooke Conservation Assessing past and present Galapagos research in respect of conservation and development aims
James Dolan Science Communication Science Improv: Improvised Comedy as Science Communication Training
Tiphaine Douanne Biological Sciences Exploring the role of gene candidates in cytotoxic T cell mediated killing
Tim Flack Engineering Understanding and emulating the Turing Bombe
Tiffany Harte Physics Wavefront measurements for an atom interferometric detector of fundamental physics
Jasmine Lee Conservation Antarctic tourism: Sacrificing sites vs spreading the load
Johannes Lenhard Social Anthropology People experiencing homelessness in Cambridge - an exploration
Cicely Marshall Ecology Ecology, conservation and taxonomy of Britain’s elms 
Jean Michel Massing History of Art The Art Collection of John Maynard Keynes
Scott Melville Physics The Standard Model of Particle Physics
Jonah Miller History Sex Police in Victorian Cambridge
Sinead Rocha Neuroscience The BabyRhythm Project: A longitudinal follow up of children's rhythmic skill and its relation to language acquisition
Thomas Roulet Organisational Sociology King's Entrepreneurs through the ages
James Taylor Engineering Propulsion systems for VTOL electric vehicles
Sarah Whiteside Biological Sciences Investigating mechanisms of T cell suppression in cancer
Christina Woolner Music Sounding Somaliland: Documenting Songs of Love and Revolution
Information for students about how to apply, deadlines, and devising your own placement
Information for Fellows with instructions and deadlines for submitting a project for consideration

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