The student view
“It was always practically driven and there were loads of events with corporate partners”
We design our courses to give you hands-on experience that prepares you for the working world.
We have a network of over 300 companies across a range of industries. You’ll have many chances to work with leading organisations throughout your course. Getting involved in extracurricular activities enhances your CV and helps you get the most out of your degree.
By taking part in our career-based activities, you’ll also:
Our master's students visited companies such as Ovo Energy and Bristol Zoo for the Future Business Challenge 2018.
You’ll work with one of our Employability Partners on an activity during the first two weeks of your course. Past students have worked in teams to solve business challenges, and presented solutions to partner companies.
This is a great opportunity to interact with industry experts and to get to know other students before teaching starts.
This is for all MSc students.
Get out of the classroom and put your learning into practice. This week-long competition involves working in teams to analyse what makes a business resilient.
Companies previously involved in the Future Business Challenge include Google, IBM, Bloomberg, EY, PwC, Divine Chocolate, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Dyson, Arup and Mars.
All MSc students can apply to take part in the Future Business Challenge, although spaces are limited.
This team-working challenge supports charities and disadvantaged groups in our local community. You’ll work with a mentor from one of our corporate partners.
As well as making a difference, you’ll develop key skills like team-working and problem-solving.
Over six weeks, you will:
All MSc students have the option to take part in the Community Challenge.
The Practice Track is an alternative to the traditional dissertation. This summer group project currently consists of:
You’ll get experience of running team projects and of creating and managing a brief. You’ll also get training in project and client management, and presentation skills.
Previous corporate partners include Mars, Unilever, Deloitte and KPMG.
The Practice Track is available for students studying:
Working in teams, you’ll develop a business model, meet entrepreneurs and pitch your ideas to industry experts.
If you then want to further grow your idea, you can work with mentors from the University’s Innovation Centre.
All MSc students have the option to take part in the Entrepreneurship Challenge (except MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management).