In the collection FAQs for applicants applying to the Scientist Training Programme (STP)

FAQs about training and universities

Last Updated: 7th January 2021

These FAQs contain some questions about your training location and university.

Where will I be trained whilst on the programme?

As part of your application, you will be asked to choose where in the country you want to train. This is referred to as your ‘sub-preference’ choices. If you are successful in shortlisting, your sub-preferences, along with your shortlisting rank, will determine the training location to which you are allocated for interview.

Are there STP opportunities available in Scotland and Northern Ireland?

Yes; there are separate training schemes available in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Are there STP opportunities in Wales?

Yes; further information about the training programme in Wales is available here.

Which universities offer the accredited master’s programme?

You can find details of the university providers for the STP here.