After completing the taught courses, students work on a three-month individual project leading to a dissertation.
Dissertation projects may be either research-based or industry-based with an external organisation, with opportunities for placements in local companies.
Industry-based Dissertation Projects
An industry-based dissertation project can give you the opportunity to enhance your skills and employability by tackling a real-world project, gaining workplace experience, exploring potential career paths and building relationships with local companies.
Further information, including details of participating companies, is available on the industry-based projects website. You can also hear how these projects have benefitted our graduates' careers:
Many dissertation reports from previous years are available online. These give an indication of the range of topics that students have worked on.
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