Making the Most of Masters Legacy Project

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The University is a project partner in the Scottish Funding Council’s Learning to Work 2: Making the Most of Masters (MMM) Legacy Project with CASTLE taking forward this work across the institution. The University joined the project in the Summer of 2015, to reflect one aspect of the University’s Enabling Strategy on Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, in terms of the need to ensure:

‘Where necessary, the development of more effective liaison between the University and prospective employers and employment sectors, to ensure that the University’s teaching provision is attuned to employers’ existing and likely future needs from their graduate workforce.’

MMM is a Times Higher Education award-winning project that has supported work-based learning and work-based projects for over three years at the original partner institutions of the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling. The MMM model is based on, ‘the use of external Work Based Projects as an alternative to the traditional academic Masters dissertation’.  Information on the project including a comprehensive MMM resource pack developed by the original partner institutions, is available from:

At this stage of the project two actions are required:

1. to collate information on Masters programmes in the University which may already implement this approach

2. to begin discussions with Schools as to whether any taught Masters programmes currently being delivered would be appropriate for this project and/or whether any programmes that are planned or under development might be appropriate for this project

Support for the development of the MMM project is available from CASTLE and Careers. If you require further information on the project contact

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