Dissertation - MSc Urbanisation and Development

This information is for the 2023/24 session.

Teacher responsible

Programme Director


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Urbanisation and Development. 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 combination of workshops as well as one to one supervision meetings across Autumn, Winter and Summer Terms.



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

Student performance results

(2019/20 - 2021/22 combined)

Classification % of students
Distinction 33.3
Merit 38.3
Pass 23.3
Fail 5

Key facts

Department: Geography and Environment

Total students 2022/23: 19

Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable

Controlled access 2022/23: No

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