Short data science projects

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Short data science projects

Inject some data science creativity into your organisation through The Data Lab MSc Industrial Placement Programme

Inject some data science creativity into your organisation with one of our students

The Data Lab’s MSc placement programme is open for any Scottish organisation looking to inject state of the art data science technologies, creativity and enthusiasm into their organisations. Supported by our partners MBN Academy, we can find you a student to work on a data science project.

Data science projects

We have 160 students studying a range of MSc courses in AI, data science and data engineering, including in health and social science domains, at universities across Scotland. 

Our students are keen to put the technical skills learnt in their academic MSc courses to work in the real world.

The students will get the opportunity to apply their academic skills to your organisation’s real life challenges, learn how to work in a team and use this experience to deliver their MSc dissertation. You will have access to highly motivated data talent, students keen to put the technical skills learnt in their academic MSc courses to work in the real world.

The Data Lab and MBN will match your project to a suitable student from our cohort of 160 currently studying data science and AI related MSc programmes at universities across Scotland. We are supporting 29 courses this year including a range of AI and Machine Learning courses as well as two data courses in the health domain.

All students are profiled and individually matched to Host Organisation projects in Scotland.

If you are a Scottish Organisation who would like to get involved, find out more.

Testimonials for Placements

"Spyros worked on a commercial piece of work and the income for this will pay for the placement. An excellent outcome."

Laura Anderson, Director Sea Spider

"We are delighted with both our placements who have delivered significant cutting edge data science solutions for us."

Duncan Hart, Deepminer

"Ionannis went beyond what was expected by producing a new AI image classification system."

Stephen Gerrard, NatureScot

Read about some of our previous MSc data science placements