In your Fourth Year, to graduate with Honours, you will undertake an Individual Research Project in Geography and write this up in the form of a Dissertation.
A Dissertation is an original piece of research of approximately 10,000 words, on a geographical topic of your choosing. It is an unrivalled opportunity to select your favourite aspect of geographical research, to deepen your specialist knowledge in that area, and to produce a piece of work that will demonstrate to future employers your ability to work independently and carry a project through to a successful conclusion.
Your topic will be supervised by staff with subject-specific expertise. Dissertations may range from small-scale field-based or lab projects to case-studies, overviews of research questions and experimental work. To obtain an idea of possible research projects and areas in which our staff have particular expertise, have a look around our Geography Research pages.