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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

Summer projects

What's Special About Our Courses?


CORMSIS Master’s degrees give you an invaluable opportunity to show off your talents at a leading company or organisation in the UK or overseas.

A key feature of the degree is the three month summer placement. You will solve a real-world application or tackle an issue and write up your work as a dissertation.

CORMSIS has links up with many top companies and organisations to offer a wide range of challenging and rewarding projects. You might be devising future models of health and social care, analysing credit risks, developing new information and communication systems or coming up with new transport pricing schemes.

Our academics and Industrial Liaison Officers will support you in finding the right placement, making contacts and agreeing a programme of work. You will gather data, work on the issues and write up your findings over the summer.

There are no guarantees – but many of our former students impressed their companies and organisations so much during their projects – they are now members of staff!

The project was a real launch pad for my career. I learned a lot of skills that I was able to apply directly and had a head start over the other graduate entrants that joined the company.

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