We are delighted to announce the annual call for student applications for the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) Masters Dissertation Scheme 2021. This extremely successful programme is now entering its tenth year.

What it is:

The CDRC Masters Dissertation Scheme gives masters level students the opportunity to conduct their dissertation with the co-supervision of a large business. The projects offer students a chance to work with consumer datasets on real-world business problems.

How to participate:

For more information, including details of how to apply, please visit the CDRC website.

If you have any questions please email:

Melanie Chesnokov at projects@cdrc.ac.uk
Masters Dissertation Scheme administrator


  • Boots: Senior Portfolio Analyst, Space and Location Planning “I had a good time working with the student. He was particularly good at taking on board not only the overall research objective, but also my specific requirement that he deliver us a working algorithm that we could use and develop further (which he has done). He kept in regular communication throughout, and was confident to question and challenge when necessary”.
  • Tesco: Community Plan Manager, Tesco.com “I would definitely say the relationship has been very useful. For my own project, it was very productive to have a dedicated researcher to bring academic rigour and investigative ability to the knotty and overwritten realm of making a business case for green. The partnership also had the benefits of educating the student in the corporate world and the different needs and drivers within that arena. A win-win for both sides.”