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Making the Most
of Masters

  • Do you want to enhance your employability whilst studying?
  • Are you interested in gaining insight, knowledge and networks in a specific market sector?

You could achieve this through your Masters dissertation by taking on a Making the Most of Masters (MMM) project offered by a business or organisation, giving you experience working on a real-life issues.

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What is Making the Most of Masters?

Making the Most of Masters (MMM) is a initiative aimed at building links between universities and businesses (public, private and third sector). Many of our postgraduate courses provide opportunities for Masters students to undertake collaborative dissertation projects with businesses for mutual benefit.

These projects are the same length as a university-based dissertation, usually running from May/June to September across a wide range of economic sectors.

Students can either work at the organisation, or the project can be based at the university, or students may move between both locations as required. We’ve already worked with over 200 different local, national and international business organisations.

Katrina Shiells
University of Stirling
MSc Environmental Management

Further information

Go to our Making the Most of Masters toolkit including forms specific to the University of Stirling and our degree courses.

The programme director on your chosen degree course will provide support and advice on doing a project with business. There are also some useful student guides:

Case studies and collaborators

Take a look at our case studies and collaborators to see the benefits students and businesses have gained from taking on an MMM project.

Business and organisations

See how MMM can help you recruit Masters students to undertake a project with your business, usually during the summer months.

Contact us

If you would like any further information about Making the Most of Masters
please get in touch with our MMM Project Co-ordinator.