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MSc Placement Programme 2017/2018

The MSc. Placement Project from The Data Lab provides full funding and resources for students and offers a 10-12 week paid industrial placement during the summer across a huge variety of Scottish businesses. Placements must be focused in data science, data engineering, analytics or any other similar fields.

Following on from last year’s success, the Data Lab intake has increased from 90 funded places across 7 universities, to 130 places across 11. This development highlights the growing demand to deliver the best data skills into private and public sector businesses throughout Scotland.

Through this collaboration, each university has developed an MSc programme based on its own strengths and capabilities, with the support of The Data Lab to facilitate industry involvement from Scottish organisations, and provide funding and resources. Find out more about placements and where you can study.

We have partnered with MBN Academy who will act as lead liaison from initial host companies expressing interest to when the placements actually begin. This includes providing suitable guidance about timelines, application processes, interviews and all other requirements.

If you are part of the Scottish Business Community and interested in becoming a potential host company this year “ please get in touch at

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