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Masters Dissertation Scheme

The programme offers an exciting opportunity to link students on Masters courses and their university supervisors with leading retail companies on projects which are important to the retail industry.

The scheme provides the opportunity to work directly with an industrial partner and to link students’ research to important retail and ‘open data’ sources. The project titles are devised by retailers and are open to students from a wide range of disciplines.

2021 Projects (updated regularly)

Creating Small Area Populations


Forecasting the survival rate of tenants using historical occupier data and key performance drivers

Partner: Local Data Company
Status: Closed

Use Cases of Geospatial in Tourism

Scrutinising Policy: Using Monetary County Court Judgments (CCJs) data to understand the effects of austerity

Partner: Registry Trust Ltd
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis



Using satellite imagery to detect supermarket car parks and their levels of occupancy

Partner: Sainsbury’s
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



Developing an ‘interesting company score’

Partner: The Data City
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis



Detecting pedestrian movements using computer vision

Partner: Movement Strategies
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



Inferring transport mode using GPS data

Partner: Movement Strategies
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis



Developing a database for identifying the most influential directors in the UK using Companies House

Partner: The Data City
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry




Making the Cambridgeshire £ work harder for citizens

Partner: Cambridgeshire County Council
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis






Point of Interest (POI) Refinement through Observed Data

Partner: Tamoco
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry




Valuing the high street and modelling the impact of a change of policy and uses on the generation of place management and development funding

Partner: IPM
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis




How does retail shop penetration impact the digital customer profile

Partner: Entain Group
Status: Closed



Pets Output Area Classification

Partner: Large Specialist Pet Care Provider
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis



Gamified Prediction Markets: Assessing and Improving Research Accuracy

Partner: Blinc
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry





How is future planning supporting the changes in where we work, rest and play?

Partner: Barbour ABI
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis



Understanding the disparities in infrastructure & public investment across Great Britain and how and where to build back better

Partner: Barbour ABI
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



The Warehouse Revolution: is the current boom in warehouse construction set to continue and is it positioned to match our consumer needs?

Partner: Barbour ABI
Status: Closed



Determining the key sources, speed and evolution of anti-migration sentiment on social media

Partner: International Organization for Migration
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



Mapping Cities as Flows: An evaluation of mobile app-based trajectory data for the modelling of origin destination flows

Partner: Carto
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis




Improving housing submarket spatial segmentation

Partner: Idealista
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



Recommender Systems for Personalized Customer Experience

Partner: Walgreens Boots Alliance
Status: Closed

Solutions to the ‘attribution problem’ in geospatial cost-benefit analysis




Evaluating the accessibility and equity of vaccination centre locations

Partner: Here Technologies
Status: Closed