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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.

What postgraduate courses offer collaborative projects to students?

Further information

We’ve developed a toolkit including forms specific to the University of Stirling and our degree courses. Go to the MMM toolkit.

The programme director on your chosen degree course will provide support and advice on doing a collaborative (or consultancy) project with business. There are also some useful student guides provided by Making the Most of Masters.

See our successes

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

The MMM programme can link you with Masters students with the skills and drive to undertake this work, usually during the summer months of May/June to August.

One of the main reasons for deciding to progress with a Masters at the University of Stirling was not only the strong reputation of the course, but also the opportunity to carry out my dissertation with the Making the Most of Masters scheme. This offers vital experience often missing from similar courses, giving graduates a competitive edge and increasing employability.

Katrina Shiells
University of Stirling
MSc Environmental Management

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.


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