Thanks to collaborations between academic institutions and industry, it is possible to gain industry experience while studying. Sara McDonnell investigates
INDUSTRY Postgraduates in
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Sara McDonnell is a careers and higher education writer, and contributes to www.jobs.ac.uk, www.studentmoney.com, the British Council’s PGUK and Club UK magazines and Eurograduate.
number of universities and colleges in Europe now offer postgraduate
students industry experience, either through structured placements, or by working on research projects in collaboration with industry partners.
Many master’s courses now
incorporate a placement in industry as part of the course. The Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland runs many such courses. “We pride ourselves on our connections with industry and business,” says Frank Costello, head of