Maths gets down to business

Posted by ap507 at Mar 19, 2014 12:30 PM |
University of Leicester to work with business and industry to shape postgraduate degree programmes

The University is launching two new postgraduate programmes specifically designed to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and business practice, and is staging an event where people from business can meet with staff and students and help to shape the content of future programmes.

The Business engagement event at the University of Leicester on 25 March from 4.00-6.00pm will bring together Mathematics departmental staff with employers to discuss two new MSc programmes directly linked to Mathematics in Business – an MSc in Computational Modelling and an MSc in Data Analysis for Business Intelligence.

Jeremy Levesley (pictured), Professor of Applied Mathematics, said: “It is essential our industrial partners input into our programmes by providing real world projects, insight in business applications and engaging in development and assessment of our courses."

Firms attending the event will gain an overview of the new MSc programmes which are being launched in October 2014 and help shape content to ensure its immediate relevance to business needs.  Companies can also identify specific ways their organisation can engage with this cohort of students and register as one of the primary organisations for summer research projects.

  • To register for this event (spaces are limited) please contact Will Freestone on Or if you would like any further information on options available for your organisations to promote careers at the University of Leicester, please contact Aimee Harrisonwild, or Darren Page on 0116 252 2068.
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