A student talks with a local business manager

Term 3: Dissertation and work placement

We have arranged placement projects for over 200 students over the last6 years of our programme. Our students have undertaken projects at many leading companies, including Unilever, Siemens and The Bank of England.

If you do not choose to work in a partner organisation, you also have the opportunity to base your dissertation on either:

  • A research project based at the University -if you are interested in building a career in data science research.
  • An enterprise project - if you are interested in starting your own data science business.

We have worked with a wide range of organisations to provide our students with insight and experience of real-world data science. Throughout their course our students have contact with representatives from industry through group projects on live data, company talks and skills workshops. Our students have performed placement projects at Unilever, Raytheon, The Bank of England, Siemens, The Co-operative Insurance and many more. Within our programme, we also emphasise helping students develop the transferable skills that will enable them to make the most of careers opportunities. In addition to our industry seminars, we work closely with students to help them present themselves to potential employers most effectively.

Our placement process has been consistently praised both by our partner organisations and by our students as offering exceptional opportunities for students to launch their data science careers.

Previous placements