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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.

2022 Projects (updated regularly)

Understanding post-Covid daytime populations
Understanding post-Covid daytime populations

Partner: CACI
Status: CLOSED

Quantifying the carbon impact of the household
Quantifying the carbon impact of the household

Partner: CACI
Status: CLOSED

Driving Net Zero Future Energy Targets using Smart Sensors


Study on and modelling of attendees’ decisions on their journey to an event

Partner: GHD Movement Strategies
Status: CLOSED

Study on the arrival profile of large public events


Study on the arrival profile of large public events

Partner: GHD Movement Strategies
Status: CLOSED

Driving Net Zero Future Energy Targets using Smart Sensors


Driving Net Zero Future Energy Targets using Smart Sensors

Partner: GHD Movement Strategies
Status: CLOSED

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“Socio-economic unfairness Index” of Travel – travel ticket purchasing behaviour as barriers to economic and social mobility

Partner: West Midlands Combined Authority
Status: CLOSED

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To what extent are current societal events likely to affect future household/commercial financial vulnerability, using CCJs as a proxy for indebtedness.

Partner: The Registry Trust
Status: CLOSED

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Assessment of potential Library of Things locations to accelerate the adoption of borrowing over buying, boosting local circular economies and helping communities reduce their environmental impact

Partner: Library of Things
Status: CLOSED

Understanding the opportunities to drive a net positive impact for biodiversity within a UK retailers direct operations


Understanding the opportunities to drive a net positive impact for biodiversity within a UK retailers direct operations

Partner: Sainsbury’s
Status: CLOSED

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Understanding the impact restrictions on mobility and working from home has had on GB train station hubs as desirable retail
environment locations

Partner: Local Data Company
Status: CLOSED

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Site selection methodology for retailers

Partner: Olvin
Status: CLOSED

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Understanding the intrinsic value of products by accounting for overlapping influential factors.

Partner: Entain Group
Status: CLOSED

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Analysis of price points in the safer gambling marketplace and modelling their impacts upon demand and share of customer spend.

Partner: Entain Group
Status: CLOSED

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Temporal analysis of customer spending habits.

Partner: Entain Group
Status: CLOSED

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Understanding the economic and real estate impact of the creation of a gaming industry in Dubai.

Partner: Knight Frank
Status: CLOSED

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Recommendation System: Implementation and Evaluation

Partner: Kainos
Status: CLOSED

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Intelligent Social Media Tracking

Partner: Kainos
Status: CLOSED