Dissertation - MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Erica Pani


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Regional And Urban Planning Studies. This course is available on the MSc in Urban Policy (LSE and Sciences Po). 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.


In the Department of Geography and Environment, teaching will be delivered through a combination of classes/seminars, pre-recorded lectures, live online lectures, in-person lectures and other supplementary interactive live activities.


This course is delivered through a series of lectures across Autumn Term and Winter Term.


This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of both Autumn and Winter Term.


Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) in the post-spring term.

Student performance results

(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 39
Merit 47
Pass 12
Fail 2

Key facts

Department: Geography and Environment

Total students 2022/23: 35

Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable

Controlled access 2022/23: No

Lecture capture used 2022/23: Yes (MT & LT)

Value: One Unit

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Personal development skills

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