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Masters Dissertation Scheme

The Consumer Data Research Centre is marking ten years of running its Masters Dissertation Scheme. The programme offers an exciting opportunity to link students on Masters courses and their university supervisors with leading retail companies, via projects which are important to the retail industry.

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

How to Apply

The 2023 projects are listed below. If you are interested in applying for a project, please complete the application form, and send it as an attachment to projects@cdrc.ac.uk, along with a copy of your CV. Both documents should be in PDF format. Applications will be forwarded to the industry partners for consideration until all the projects are filled successfully. Any questions about the process or the Scheme can be sent to Richard Arnold.

2023 Projects

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Project 2023A: To what extent are current societal events likely to affect future household or commercial financial vulnerability? Using County Court Judgements as
a proxy for indebtedness

Partner: The Registry Trust
Status: OPEN

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Project 2023B: An exploratory study on delineating perceptual neighbourhoods for housing markets

Partner: Zoopla
Status: OPEN

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Project 2023C: The impact of events on traffic demand and performance in the West Midlands, and what factors influence the time taken to
return to normal traffic demand and performance levels

Partner: Transport for the West Midlands

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023D: Location data intelligence story-telling about marine transport and port(s) in England.

Partner: HERE Technologies


Status: OPEN

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Project 2023E: A classification of British town and city centre success

Partner: Beauclair


Status: OPEN

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Project 2023D




Project 2023F: Evaluating the economic impact of Business Improvement Districts

Partner: Institute of Place Management

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023G






Project 2023G: Levelling Up The United Kingdom – Is it Working?


Partner: Barbour Abi

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023H: Predicting Gym Memberships


Project 2023H: Predicting Gym Memberships


Partner: Greenwich Leisure Ltd
Status: Open


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Project 2023I: Understanding the potential for a fully utilised Blended Fleet



Project 2023I: Understanding the potential for a fully utilised Blended Fleet




Partner: West Midlands Fire Service

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023J: Investigating the nexus of community space, emergency fire vehicles, network infrastructure, season and effective response.



Project 2023J: Investigating the nexus of community space, emergency fire vehicles, network infrastructure, season and effective response.


Partner: Barbour Abi

Status: Open

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Project 2023K: Impacts of full fleet electrification in the West Midlands Fire Service



Project 2023K: Impacts of full fleet electrification in the West Midlands Fire Service




Partner: West Midlands Fire Service

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023L: Developing an evidence-led multi-agency tool for improving initial intelligence and communications at large incidents



Project 2023L: Developing an evidence-led multi-agency tool for improving initial intelligence and communications at large incidents


Partner: West Midlands Fire Service

Status: Open

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Project 2023M: Quantifying the parameters of the “Golden Hour” in terms of large emergency incident response



Project 2023M: Quantifying the parameters of the “Golden Hour” in terms of large emergency incident response



Partner: West Midlands Fire Service

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023N: Developing an evidence-led multi-agency tool for improving initial intelligence and communications at large incidents








Project 2023N: Developing an evidence-led multi-agency tool for improving initial intelligence and communications at large incidents


Partner: Barbour Abi

Status: Open

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Project 2023O: Toward an understanding of cross-market consumer behaviour: An investigation into behavioural differences in players
internationally


Partner: Entain

Status: OPEN

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Project 2023P: Habitat Classification and Ecoystem Services



Project 2023P: Habitat Classification and Ecoystem Services





Partner: Temple Group

Status: Open

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Project 2023Q: Toward an understanding of cross-market consumer behaviour: An investigation into behavioural differences in playersinternationally





Project 2023Q: Verifying UK Company Structure through Shareholder and Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Analysis


Partner: The Data City

Status: OPEN

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Partner:

Status: Open

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