Postgraduate taught 

Economics, International Banking & Finance MSc

Industry links

Industry links

Explore the Centre for Development Studies, where our programmes blend academic learning with real-world experiences, preparing you for your next career step. Engage in industry collaborations through projects, guest lectures and field trips. Your journey to a dynamic career starts here.

Field trips and company visits

Environmental Sustainability Trek

Experience a transformative educational journey with our Environmental Sustainability trek to Dumfries.

“It was a lot of fun and really worthwhile. This trip achieved its goals successfully and provided a comprehensive experience overall, from learning about sustainable tourism to exploring Dumfries and Galloway in a fun manner”. 
MSc Environment & Sustainability student, 2022-2023

Step outside the classroom and discover the real world of sustainable tourism. Led by expert faculty and a knowledgeable local guide*, this enlightening two day trip offers a unique historical tour of Dumfries, with a strong emphasis on sustainability practices. Explore some of Scotland’s most renowned attractions while engaging with local business such as:

  • Clatteringshaws Hydroelectric Scheme
  • Dark Skies Park Visitor Centre
  • Kirroughtree Forest Park
  • Hills and Harbour Gin Distillery
  • Mill on the Fleet
  • Bicycle restoration centre

Gain valuable insights and make lasting connections as you put theory into practice.

*subject to availability 

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Arnold Clark Innovation Centre

Students gather outside an Arnold Clarke buildingUnlock a world of possibilities through our partnership with the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre. As a student, you will have the potential to enjoy a range of benefits:

  • Educational Tours: Dive into the latest trends through insightful tours for a real-world perspective
  • Research and Projects: Engage in hands-on research projects on automotive technology, sustainability, and innovation, gaining practical insights
  • Collaborative opportunities: Explore internships and job opportunities by visiting the centre, connecting with industry professionals for valuable networking
  • Workshops and Seminars: Attend innovation, technology and entrepreneurship-focused events, expanding your knowledge and networking with experts
  • Networking: Connect with automotive industry professionals, gaining insights into potential career paths and building valuable connections.

Guest lectures

Man standing in front of presentation screen giving a lectureElevate your learning with our exclusive guest speaker events. Recently, Alan Hendry, Sustainability Director at Mott MacDonald, brought real-world insights to our MSc Environment and Sustainable Development students (ESD).

These sessions go beyond lectures, providing valuable networking opportunities with professionals. Our diverse guest speakers broaden perspectives, exposing you to varied problem-solving approaches.

Join us for interactive sessions that supplement your standard curriculum, offering extra information, case studies, and practical examples.