Home » Education and Training » Masters Dissertation Scheme

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.

Available Projects

Creating Small Area Populations

Creating Small Area Populations

Partner: CACI
Status: Open

Use Cases of Geospatial in Tourism






Use Cases of Geospatial in Tourism

Partner: ConsultingWhere
Status: Open

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



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

Partner: ConsultingWhere
Status: Open

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry



Geospatial Use Cases in Health Sector

Partner: ConsultingWhere
Status: Open

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



Scorecard for the Leisure Industry

Partner: GLL
Status: Closed

Scorecard for the Leisure Industry


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


Partner: LDC
Status: Closed

On- and Off-line Dimensions of Problem Gambling


On- and Off-line Dimensions of Problem Gambling

Partner: GVC
Status: Closed

Understanding changing energy use in London’s commercial buildings due to climate change and the impact on landlords, developers and occupiers





Understanding changing energy use in London’s commercial buildings due to climate change and the impact on landlords, developers and occupiers

Partner: KnightFrank
Status: On hold

The value of leasehold v freehold commercial property in London




The value of leasehold v freehold commercial property in London

Partner: KnightFrank
Status: On hold

An assessment of smart CCTV camera calibration to capture customer itineraries through a retail environment.



An assessment of smart CCTV camera calibration to capture customer itineraries through a retail environment

Partner: Movement Strategies
Status: Closed

Combining footfall from mobile network data and event listings to predict consumer behavioural patterns



Combining footfall from mobile network data and event listings to predict consumer behavioural patterns

Partner: Movement Strategies
Status: Closed

An assessment of the impact of weather on global shipping patterns using GPS data and weather APIs



An assessment of the impact of weather on global shipping patterns using GPS data and weather APIs

Partner: Movement Strategies
Status: Closed

Identification, prediction and potential resolution of fault location/type, impacting the delivery of Internet connectivity to domestic users at home



Identification, prediction and potential resolution of fault location/type, impacting the delivery of Internet connectivity to domestic users at home

Partner: BT
Status: Open

What is the optimal delivery trade-zone in the UK?



What is the optimal delivery trade-zone in the UK?

Partner: Pizza Hut
Status: Closed

Driver Pooling & Dispatch Potential



Driver Pooling & Dispatch Potential

Partner: Pizza Hut
Status: Open

How are sales impacted by poor customer experience?



How are sales impacted by poor customer experience?

Partner: Pizza Hut
Status: Open

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



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

Partner: Registry Trust
Status: Open

Assessing Monetary County Court Judgments as a leading indicator of financial vulnerability



Assessing Monetary County Court Judgments as a leading indicator of financial vulnerability

Partner: Registry Trust
Status: Closed

Detecting Local Congestion on Store Access Routes



Detecting Local Congestion on Store Access Routes

Partner: Sainsbury’s
Status: Closed

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



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

Partner: Sainsbury’s
Status: Closed

The UK’s new housing – population growth or internal migration?




The UK’s new housing – population growth or internal migration?

Partner: Sainsbury’s
Status: Closed

Understanding the extent that mobile GPS data can be used for measuring city movement

Understanding the extent that mobile GPS data can be used for measuring city movement

Partner: Tamoco
Status: Closed

The UK’s new housing – population growth or internal migration?


The UK’s new housing – population growth or internal migration?

Partner: Tamoco
Status: Closed

Refining POI on the basis of observed data


Refining POI on the basis of observed data

Partner: Tamoco
Status: Closed

Device behaviour in indoor, multi-store and densely populated environments


Device behaviour in indoor, multi-store and densely populated environments

Partner: Tamoco
Status: Closed

Capturing pricing and promotional effects in demand forecasting models




Capturing pricing and promotional effects in demand forecasting models

Partner: The Very Group
Status: Closed

Text mining customer complaints (and other external data sources) to understand customer experience



Text mining customer complaints (and other external data sources) to understand customer experience

Partner: The Very Group
Status: Closed

Customer Churn Prediction



Customer Churn Prediction

Partner: The Very Group
Status: Closed

Text mining customer complaints (and other external data sources) to understand customer experience



Modelling cannibalization and halo effects using product categories

Partner: The Very Group
Status: Closed

Customer Churn Prediction

Barriers to access of healthcare records

Partner: TPP
Status: Closed

Barriers to access of healthcare records


Using new datasets to help understand the dynamic nature of retail

Partner: Coop
Status: Open