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Quantitative Methods Research Group (QMRG)

The Quantitative Methods Research Group (QMRG) offers a prize for the best undergraduate dissertation that engages with quantitative methods and methodologies. Students need not necessarily be aligned to a geography(-related) discipline, but their work should engage with geographical problems and phenomena from a quantitative perspective. Innovative geographic data science analyses, effective deployments of existing geographical science methods, or fundamental research in spatial models will all be considered.

There is a cash award for the winner(s). Entries are judged by members of the QMRG committee who may, depending on the number and types of entries received, decide to award a single overall prize or multiple separate prizes for different fields of the discipline.

Please note that entries are limited to undergraduate dissertations from UK higher education institutions. They should be submitted with the student’s agreement and by an appropriate member of staff (normally the Head of Department or appointed representative). Each institution is limited to a single entry.

To submit an entry, please email a copy of the dissertation without any indication of the awarded mark to: Dr Yijing Li (

Please provide an email address for the student that will be live after September 2024.

Deadline: 12 July 2024