MSc Sustainability dissertations

Our MSc Sustainability students write dissertations for their major projects on an expansive range of topics, from environmental law to the gamification of behavioural change, risk management to fast fashion. Some have even been published as articles in peer reviewed journals.

We’ve included a selection here as examples of our students' work.

If you’d like to find out more, or reference this work, please contact alison.greig@aru.ac.uk in the first instance.

2017-18

Exploring limitations on the productivist identity of farmers on small, family beef farms, Ian Wilkinson.

Plastic-free periods: A mixed methods study into awareness of environmental impact of menstrual products, Lizzie Peberdy. A paper based on this dissertation was published in Sustainability.

2016-17

An exploration of individual connection to nature: general awareness, external influences and associations with personal wellbeing, Kay Fretwell. A paper based on this dissertation was published in Sustainability

Are there limits to growth when it comes to impact? Exploring attitudes and approaches to scaling impact by social businesses in Dementia Care in the UK, Alise Kirtley 

2015-16

The study of food: A mixed methods study of perceptions of alternative proteins, Victoria Circus. A paper based on this dissertation was published in the British Food Journal 

The National Risk Register: Creating value from uncertainty?, Katie Hiscock. A paper based on this dissertation was published in Sustainability

Localism and the environment: A critique of the localism strategy employed by the UK coalition government, Robin Eagle. A paper based on this dissertation was published in Local Economy. 

All students have provided written permission for their dissertations to appear online. A cover page has been added to the start of each dissertation to maintain consistency.