Faculty of Natural Sciences postgraduate projects: working with business

Accelerating your career is not just about achieving the right academic results. You need to gain as much real-world experience as possible, and our consultancy project opportunities will help you.

As a Faculty postgraduate student you can carry out projects in collaboration with our Scottish and international business partners. You’ll increase your employability by using the expertise we taught you to help an organisation.

How does it work

We will connect your with a business that needs expertise to solve a problem or research with implementing strategy. Places on these projects are competitive and may involve interviews with the host business.

You’ll use your Master degree knowledge and skills to carry out your project working at the organisation, or do your research based at the University.

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How does it benefit you

  • Gain confidence in your abilities by putting your learning into practice.
  • Make professional connections.
  • Question the status quo and further develop your critical thinking.
  • Apply world-class teaching to a real business problem that you can add to your CV.
  • Develop the skills and flair needed for your career.

Who we work with

Our students have conducted projects at a wide diversity of organisations and partners around the world. Below are some examples for each division of the Faculty.


  • Scottish Sea farms
  • WWF
  • GIS Systems (Canada)
  • The Whitstable Oyster Company
  • Kenya Ministry of Agriculture

Computing Science and Mathematics

  • Delta DNA
  • Sport Scotland
  • HSBC
  • Hutchinson Networks
  • NHS National Services Scotland

Biological and Environmental Sciences

  • Inner Forth Landscape Initiative
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Environment Agency
  • University of Malta
  • The Game and Wildlife Trust Scotland


  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • Scottish Fire Service
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Various Veterinary Practice Clinics