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Lancaster University student placements

Lancaster University is looking for companies who would be interested in taking a Data Science student placement next summer.

  • The MSc Data Science prepares students for a career in commercial data science
  • Students complete their course with a 12-week placement in an external organisation
  • There is a robust process that has sent 100 students to placements over the last 3 years
  • Students often join their host organisations as employees after their projects
  • Projects are specified by the hosts and can be on any topic related to data science
  • Students apply for the offered opportunities
  • Students are interviewed and selected by hosts
  • If a student is selected, the project takes place from June to August
  • Students are supported by academic supervisors
  • A minimum wage equivalent is requested for the students
  • All IP created is owned by the host organisation
  • The programme offers further opportunities for participation including guest lectures and group projects

Timeline:

  • October to December: Project ideas are gathered
  • January to March: Students apply for project opportunities
  • Hosts interview and select students
  • March to May: The University assigns academic supervisors
  • Placement preparations take place
  • June to August: Students join their hosts for placement projects

For further information please contact:
Dr Simon Tomlinson.
Business Engagement Manager
s.tomlinson2@lancaster.ac.uk
01524 510 537

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