Taught Postgraduate Students – Do you want to enhance your employability and gain work experience as part of your Masters course?

If so, at the University of Stirling students can take advantage of the Making the Most of Masters (MMM) programme.  MMM is a strategic collaboration between universities, businesses, enterprise agencies and third sector organisations designed to offer taught postgraduate students the possibility of pursuing an alternative dissertation called a ‘Work Based Project’ (WBP).  MMM projects partner students with organisations to enable them to conduct research on issues relevant to business, policy or development priorities. Projects are typically proposed by the organisation, but may be developed collaboratively between the organisation, academics and students.

Students that choose to undertake a Work Based Project for their Masters dissertation will be offered an organisation supervisor or mentor and an academic supervisor, who together will ensure the project meets both the organisation’s needs and the academic standards of a Masters level dissertation.  Each project will enable students to develop their research skills, enhance the impact of their work, increase their networking ability, gain insights into sector issues and enhance their employability.

Stirling Graduate School supports postgraduate students at Stirling who want to increase the impact of their research and enhance their employability skills.

The Careers and Employability Service at the University Stirling work with Masters programme directors to facilitate the overall process, including providing online resources for students and documentation for all the stakeholders involved.  The Careers and Employability Service also supports students in their applications for MMM projects and any wider career planning. 

For information more about MMM at the University of Stirling and specific information and resources for students please click here.


For enquiries about opportunities in your subject area, please contact your Masters programme director or course lead. 

The University’s lead for MMM is Dr Eunice Atkins (eunice.atkins@stir.ac.uk).

For more general information on MMM across Scotland, as well case studies of recent projects, please visit the MMM website here.

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