About the Scientist Training Programme

Last Updated: 21st September 2020

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year programme of work-based learning, supported by a University accredited master’s degree.

Introducing your STP programme

Watch the video to find out about the Scientist Training Programme.

Components of the programme

The curriculum for the programme is comprised of a series of core and scientific modules. Each of these modules is made up of two parts:

  • Academic learning delivered and assessed in the university
  • Work-based learning and training where you develop and apply your academic and clinical knowledge and skills in the NHS workplace

For the work-based part of each of your modules, you will be required to create and submit evidence in your e-portfolio for assessment by supervisors and assessors in your workplace. The e-portfolio allows you to store evidence as you generate it and to visualise your progress against the work-based requirements for individual modules after you have submitted the evidence and had it approved.

Graphic about the structure of the STP

Graphic about the structure of the STP