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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


    • 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
    01524 510 537

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham