The CDRC’s Masters Dissertation Scheme has bounced back this academic year after the impact of the pandemic in 2020. For 2021 we have received a record total of 22 proposals from industry sponsors. 67 students applied for projects and 22 students were finally matched with 20 projects. Sponsors include: Barbour ABI (2 projects), Blinc Partnership, Cambridgeshire County Council, Carto, Entain Group, Here Technologies, Idealista, Institute of Place Management, International Organization for Migration, Local Data Company, Movement Strategies (2 projects), Pet Care Provider, Sainsbury’s, Tamoco, The Data City, The Registry Trust and Walgreens Boots Alliance
Applications were received from the following universities: UCL (38), City, University of London (6), Liverpool (6), Loughborough (6), Edinburgh (4), Westminster (2), Bristol (1), Glasgow (1), Leeds (1) Nottingham (1) and Oxford (1).
The broad appeal of the Masters Dissertation Scheme saw applications received from students studying across the following disciplines: GIS, Social and Geographic Data Science, Spatial Data Science, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Business Analytics, Environmental Change and Management, International Real Estate and Planning, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Smart Cities and Urban Analytics and Sustainable Urbanism amongst many others.