Postgraduate Students

Research dissertation

You will undertake a research project and produce a dissertation which is submitted on an assigned date in mid-August.

A topic relevant to the programme of study is selected by the student following consultation with and advice from staff, including the potential supervisor.

Example dissertation topics

Past dissertation topics have included:

  • The Protection, Preservation, and Rehabilitation of Culturally Historic Buildings: A Comparative Analysis of Legislation and Guidelines in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • The Domestication of Rivers – The River Clyde as a case study for non-invasive assessment of the symbiotic relationship between humans and rivers
  • Interred in the Deep-delved Earth: An Analysis of Dated Human Remains from British Caves