Please take care when completing the form to be succinct yet clear as to the core objective of the project, to use keywords and specify any prerequisites under additional comments.
In this manner, you maximize the chance that students will be well-suited to take on your project.
However, supervision roles may be distributed, as when there is a external supervisor, e.g., in an industrial placement.
Some students work closely with PDRAs of their supervisor on closely allied projects, some spend almost all of their project period on the other side of the world!
Masters students are free to conjure up their own dissertation topics, but may well peruse the database in search of a topic, or to identify potential supervisors whose interests overlap with theirs.
The assumption is that if the student likes your project, they will contact you to find out more details, with the expectation that you will supervise them.The MSc programmes in the School of Geo Sciences offer an excellent opportunity to contribute to your research efforts via student dissertations.Via this page a dissertation database will be maintained through which your projects can be made available to all Masters students in the School.The dissertation period is roughly April to August, with small variations between programmes.Some programmes ask students to scope out their project in more detail during Semester 2, creating a project proposal which is assessed.Or are you just planning ahead for a future course?Wherever you are in your education journey, discover our top tips for selecting the perfect topic for you…Or maybe you could develop a unique idea from a smaller topic that hasn’t already been saturated with research?A dissertation or research project must be a tightly-written, academic piece of work.You are encouraged to submit (or have on offer) no more than six dissertation projects in any one year.Experience has shown that MSc dissertations offer a great opportunity to explore preliminary ideas or a new perspective on your core research interest, to publish or to develop a basis of a proposal.