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For the 4th consecutive year, MBN Academy is the delivery partner for The Data Lab MSc Placement Programme. Thus far, we have placed over 250 Data Science MSc Students within industrial placements in Scotland.

The Data Lab MSc. Placement Programme is a collaboration between Scottish Universities, Scottish Organisations, MBN and The Data Lab, with the aim of developing the next generation of Data Science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland.

This unique collaboration is designed to enhance employability within Scottish Universities MSc Data cohorts.

The Placement Project allows Students the opportunity to complete a paid three-month industrial placement for their dissertation project. Through these projects, students get the chance to apply their learnt skills to real-life problems and get familiar with business life.

For 2019/2020 The Data Lab student intake has increased to 155. This development highlights the growing demand to deliver the best of the best data skills into private and public sector businesses throughout Scotland.

MBN Academy creates placement opportunities for MSc Data Lab Students. If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch on [email protected]

11 Scottish Universities are involved this year

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science
    MSc. Artificial Intellige
    MSc. Sports Data Science
    MSc. Conversion in Artificial Intelligence
    MSc. Conversion in Data Science.

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Big Data and Advanced Computing

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science
    MSc. Business Analytics

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Artificial Intelligence

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science
    MSc. Data Analytics
    MSc. Urban Analytics
    MRes. Advanced Statistics.

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Big Data Technologies

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science for Business
    MSc. FinTech
    MSc. Big Data
    MSc. Mathematics and Data Science

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Advanced Computer Science with Big Data
    MSc. Artificial Intelligence and Applications
    MSc. Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Engineering
    MSc. Data Science

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science
    MSc. Data Engineering

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Intensive Analysis

Previous Host Organisations

Testimonials

  • “The Data Lab MSc projects are a stand out feature of our MSc programme. These projects provide the students with a unique opportunity to work with leading organisations in tackling data challenges that deliver tangible business results. The students gain detailed insights into the realities of working on data analytics roles and developing business critical skills, putting them in a strong position to move into the next stage of their careers. MBN Solutions have done an incredible job in enabling the entire process, from matching students with companies to providing essential career development advice throughout the year.”

    University Course Leader

  • “From the moment I met Rob at the employability session sometime in November, I was instantly drawn to his engaging and refreshing style of speaking. The information provided at the session was extremely helpful, not only for helping me find my placement, but also for carrying over into further job interviews. I managed to secure a placement with Standard Life, an incredible opportunity that I cannot thank Rob and his team enough for, it is certainly something I would have never have imagined just a few years ago. I still remember the day I was contacted by MBN regarding this, and the immense joy that this brought me during a very difficult exam period. Rob has been there every step of the way to offer friendly advice and assurance whenever it was needed, and for all of this I will be eternally grateful both to himself and MBN Solutions. I look forward to the challenges that my Placement will bring, and what the future holds thereafter.
    Student 2017/18 Placement Programme.”

    Student 

  • “We’re delighted to be taking on 5 people as part of their Data Science MSc this year. My ambition is to systematically improve Outcomes for people in Scotland with data: saving time, money and lives. Data Lab and MBN Solutions play an impressive role in ensuring we get high quality data scientists. Getting them to work on innovative projects is an important part of making my vision a reality, so look forward to the seeing what they achieve.”

    Host Organisation

  • “We can’t wait to host another MSc Placement student. Previous students have been a great addition to the office, have produced excellent analysis and been a real pleasure to work with”

    Host Organisation

  • “It’s been great for us to be part of the MSc Placement Programme this year and we can’t wait for our students to join us! Proud to be part of such a fantastic initiative!”

    Host Organisation

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