Making the Most of Masters

Making the Most of Masters (MMM) is a strategic collaboration between business organisations, universities, enterprise agencies, and post-graduate masters levels students to disseminate the MMM model of credit-bearing Collaborative Projects with Business as an alternative to a traditional masters dissertation. The projects are solution focused and address real research needs within an organisation.

A Collaborative Project with Business (CPB) is a Masters level project which is undertaken in collaboration with an organisation. CPBs may be based primarily onsite (the student works at the organisation) or offsite (the student is based at their university doing research on behalf of the organisation).

The MMM Website provides much information about implementing dissertation projects with business organisations (public, private and third sector). To supplement this, the information provided here provides specific resources for University of Stirling staff, students and associated business organisations (private, public and third sector).

The Toolkit documents can be adapted to suit the needs of individual programmes. If the material is adapted due credit should be given to the original authors i.e. Making the Most of Masters (MMM) either by maintaining the name and original logos or by using the following text:  “This material has been adapted from resources produced by the Making the Most of Masters Project”.  

To date, MMM has supported 1500 student work based projects across a range of economic sectors in Scotland including c. 300 University of Stirling masters level students.

For further information contact specific Programme Directors or The University of Stirling MMM Lead, Dr. Eunice Atkins.

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This is a programme aimed at building links between Universities and Businesses (public, private and third sector). We bring together organisations and Masters students to undertake collaborative projects of mutual benefit.

These projects are usually 3 months in length running from May/June to September across a range of sectors, particularly those linked to Environmental Management (including Conservation);MBA; MBM; International Business; Environment Heritage & Policy; Sport Science and all masters programmes in Aquaculture, Computing Science and Psychology. See .

We are keen to raise awareness of this opportunity to businesses who have no previous experience of University engagement and who want to develop a research project for the benefit of their organisation.

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