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Are you a business with an idea for a student Placement Project?

Working with MBN Academy, we will find 130 MSc Data Science & Engineering students a 10-12 week placement for summer 2019. The student Placement Programme is a fantastic opportunity for them to gain hands-on experience and apply their academic skills to real life challenges. All students are profiled and individually matched to host company projects in Scotland.

Do you have a suitable project?

We are looking for companies with an idea for a project. This is a great opportunity for you to get access to a data scientist to tackle a real issue in your company. Complete a Project proposal form with a short description of your project, the background knowledge you require the student to have and the skills that you expect them to develop during your project. Placement Projects will run for 10-12 weeks between the period of June to August 2019.

Students will need to have access to the necessary data at the start of the project. Companies are not charged for this service, but are expect to pay their select student at least the minimum living wage (£7.20) per hour.

Register your interest

To register your interest in taking part in the 2018/19 MSc Placement Programme, please contact

For more information, please see the following documents:

Project Example Form

Host Company FAQs

Guidance for Host Companies

Project Proposal Form

MSc Placement Programme

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