Have you considered collaborating with an industrial partner for your MSc dissertation?
How about teaming up with Ordnance Survey who has over 10 years’ experience of supporting MSc projects?
If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please read the sections below. Find out how Great Britain's premier mapping agency can help turn your dissertation idea into an academic success, as a high-profile partner for your research activity.
What’s in it for me?
It’s a great chance to work with an industrial partner. There’s a range of great research topics to choose from. It will provide you with an insight into the world of research and you’ll work on a project dealing with real world issues.
Yes....! See below:
- You’ll be rewarded for your efforts – up to a possible £1, 000 on completion – depending on the quality of your work.
- It will be an excellent boost to your CV.
What you have to do
Look at Ordnance Survey’s research activities
See examples of topic areas to help develop your MSc project proposal
2. Come up with a project
Discuss ideas with your university supervisor and come up with a project that’s related to Ordnance Survey’s research activities. It could be something close to one of our topic areas or an idea of your own.
3. Write a proposal
Write a brief project proposal (1-2 sides of A4) describing your idea making sure you include: overview, objectives, methodology and planned deliverables.
4. Send us your proposal describing your idea
Send your proposal to us (click here to email your idea to us)
What will we do?
1. Respond within a week
We will review your proposal and reply to say whether we can support your project and, if we can, with any suggested amendments we think are necessary.
2. Arrange a meeting at our Southampton office
Having accepted your proposal, we will arrange a meeting at Ordnance Survey with your Ordnance Survey advisor to discuss the project in greater detail.
3. Support you with advice and additional data
We will support your project with advice and specialist data if required.
4. Project completion
Once your project is complete we will invite you to discuss your findings and present your results to a small group at Ordnance Survey.
Other useful information
We have no deadlines for receiving your project proposals. Your only proposal submission deadline is between you and your university. In choosing whether to accept your proposal we will consider:
- how closely your proposal fits with our own research work and interests;whether you have demonstrated a good understanding of the research topic;
- the extent to which your proposal demonstrates you have taken an interesting and challenging approach to the project;
- the number of students and the range of topics already accepted on the Programme.
- the critical approach you adopt;
- your professionalism and level of conscientiousness shown in tackling the research and how you work with Ordnance Survey;
- the quality of your final report.