Uni bags the funding for new Masters

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A UNIVERSITY has won national funding to create postgraduate places on two new Masters programmes.

Bosses at Queen Margaret University said an award from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) would be invested in 27 fully-funded places on an MSc in gastronomy and an MA in creative enterprise.

Mark Batho, SFC chief executive, said: “The Funding Council is delighted to support this investment in postgraduate places, which has allowed Queen Margaret University to offer opportunities to more students and in turn meet the skills needs of the food and drink and creative industries, two key areas of Scotland’s economy.”

Welcoming news of the gastronomy MSc, Lady Claire MacDonald, cook, writer and founder of Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye, said: “This course is unique in its approach to the study of gastronomy and everything attached to it – I look forward to making a contribution to it in any way I can.”

Lecturers also said the university would hold an open evening from 5.30pm tonight for those interested in the new courses.