Dissertation - Environment Programmes - MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change, MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation and MSc Environment and Development

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Programme Director of relevant MSc programme. 


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change and MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation. This course is available on the MSc in Environment and Development. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The dissertation may be on any topic within the field of the MSc programme studied. Approval for the topic must be obtained from the relevant Programme Director.


1 general two-hour lecture in MT on dissertation guidance

1 x 3-hour workshops in MT for each of the environment programmes (choosing a topic and managing research);

Joint research methods workshops (optional) in LT.


Dissertation (95%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
Dissertation plan (5%) in the LT.

Students are assessed via a 1,500 word dissertation plan (worth 5%) and then a 10,000 word dissertation (worth 95%).

Key facts

Department: Geography & Environment

Total students 2018/19: Unavailable

Average class size 2018/19: Unavailable

Controlled access 2018/19: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills