Technologies Graduate MSc Programme at University of Sussex in UK, 2013

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Sussex American Express is sponsoring Technologies Graduate MSc Programme at University of Sussex. It is a master degree course in the field of Informatics or in the School of Business and Management. While studying for a postgraduate degree at the university, applicant will also work for two years part time in the Technologies Division of American Express, based in the Sussex Innovation Centre on the University of Sussex campus. Student  must be entitled to study part time and work 30 hours per week in the UK to be eligible for consideration. International students can apply for this scholarship. Scholarship is offered for two years. The application deadline is 7th March 2013.

Study Subject(s): 2 year programme enabling blue chip commercial experience. Applicant will work 30 hours per week undertaking hands-on project work in a variety of roles. As part of the programme he/she will also be studying a 2 year part time MSc course at Sussex University. The MSc courses available to him/her are: IT with Business & Management, Intelligent Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Technology and Innovation Management.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing Postgraduate Masters degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Sussex American Express
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -Must be entitled to study part time and work 30 hours per week in the UK to be eligible for consideration.
-Undergraduate Degree with a predicted or achieved 2:1 or International equivalent.
-Proven ability to work as part of a team
-Have a positive, enthusiastic attitude with a desire to succeed
-Be able to challenge the status quo and provide alternative solutions
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels
-Intellectual curiosity and strong willingness to learn
-Ability to look at existing IT structures and methodologies and collaborate to create new innovative solutions
-For Graduate applications, any work experience in a role with an IT or commercial aspect is an advantage. While applications from all students are welcome, some exposure to IT or a demonstrable interest in that area is required. Business sense and the ability to work in IT are essential requirements, demonstrated by previous experience and areas of interest and study.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, Europe (Non-UK), International (Non-UK/EU) students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Students work for two years part time in the Technologies Division of American Express, based in the Sussex Innovation Centre on the University of Sussex campus, while also studying for a postgraduate degree in Informatics or in the School of Business and Management. It is a 2 year programme enabling blue chip commercial experience. Applicant will work 30 hours per week undertaking hands-on project work in a variety of roles. Student will also be provided with skills training and in depth on-the-job coaching and development. He/she also receive dedicated support from leaders, alumni graduates and peers. Top performers have the opportunity to join American Express when they complete the programme — 70+% of graduates are typically successful in securing a permanent role. As part of the programme he/she will also be studying a 2 year part time MSc course at Sussex University. The MSc courses available to him/her are: IT with Business & Management, Intelligent Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Technology and Innovation Management.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for two years.

What does it cover? Tuition fee waiver and part-time salary for two years. The tuition fees for aaplicants’ degree will be paid (at the Home/EU level) by American Express and they will also receive a competitive salary based on a working week of 30 hours. At the end of the two years, the highest-performing students will have an opportunity to gain a full-time job with American Express.

Other Benefits: Not Known

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Contact Employer

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 7th March 2013.

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