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Dissertations

Dissertations – the product of your own hard work

Whether completing your undergraduate dissertation, your postgraduate research thesis, or even your A level projects, this is your chance to spend time studying a particular subject that interests you and show your tutors and future employers what you are capable of. Chosen carefully, a relevant, topical and challenging dissertation will show an awareness of the challenges facing you in your intended career and demonstrate your commitment to a successful future.

With seven research camps currently operating in a range of unique and ecologically important environments, Frontier offers you the opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers on a variety of projects ensuring the perfect one can be found for you.

What to do on your dissertation

If you picture yourself as a field scientist at the forefront of biodiversity and conservation research, working with Frontier on a carefully designed project could be the perfect answer to your dissertation dilemma.

For those students with an interest in terrestrial ecosystems, ecology and biodiversity, Frontier runs a number of research projects based in various locations across the world.

If the marine environment is more to your suiting, you can combine scuba training with survey techniques on marine conservation and diving projects on remote marine camps with other volunteers and Frontier staff.

Where to go on your dissertation

One of the most important aspects of your dissertation is your interest and enjoyment in it. With over twenty years of experience in the field, Frontier specialises in placing you on the perfect project where you will gain the experience you need to complete your studies, add to your CV and further your career.

With Frontier’s work during the 1990s central to the establishment of the Mafia Island Marine Park on the east coast of Tanzania, you can contribute to research that monitors the ongoing effectiveness of the marine park. You can also study the terrestrial wildlife on the island such as fruit bats, crows and hippos.

The most recently established Frontier project, currently operating on the world famous Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, aims to monitor trends in populations of turtles, river otters, primates and amphibians among others.

Bordered by two protected areas, the Frontier Madagascar terrestrial camp focuses on lemurs, amphibians, reptiles and vegetation cover as indicators of ecosystem health and change, while the marine camp focuses on the health of ecosystems in Diego Bay.

If the continent of Asia holds a particular charm for you, the key to your dissertation success could lie in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, the site of Frontier’s research in Cambodia where significant areas of interest continue to be the populations of fishing cats and leopard cats.

Operational since 2006, Frontier Fiji’s marine project is focussed on the long term monitoring of coastal zone ecosystem health and the establishment of sustainable resource management plans with local communities.

If any of these projects captures your imagination then check out our potential dissertation topics.

Completing your dissertation with Frontier

Whichever Frontier project you choose to do your dissertation on, you can rest assured that your work and the data will contribute to the ongoing challenge of biodiversity and ecosystem conservation throughout the world.

To discuss the options available to you for completing your dissertation on a Frontier project then just get in touch and one of our Research and Development team will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation

Contribute to vital conservation research in one of the most ecologically diverse locations on the planet.

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"I volunteered in Costa Rica in July and had a fantastic experience meeting great people and seein..."

prices from £515

Region: The Americas

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CBP

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I joined the Madagascar marine project back in october 2011, I signed up for a 10week vo..."

prices from £895

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Survey and monitor threatened species in this rich mosaic of untouched habitat on Mafia Island, and educate the local communities on environmentally friendly activities.

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"Since arriving on Mafia Island in September last year, my time has gone so fast and I'm not r..."

prices from £735

Region: Africa

Activity: Study

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZF

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Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Belize Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the most pristine and renowned marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems in Belize.

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"Had a great time in Belize. It's a really chilled country and the project was lots of fun. We..."

prices from £895

Region: The Americas

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: BZM

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Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Fiji Marine Conservation & Diving

Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of the south Pacific. Live in paradise on a beach camp and carry out important marine conservation work.

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"My journey to Fiji started off with a 25 minute rickety old 10 seater propeller powered plane jou..."

prices from £1095

Region: Australasia

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: FJM

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Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.

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"I spent four weeks on the Frontier Madagascar Forest Program and had one of the best times of my..."

prices from £795

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGF

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Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Costa Rica Climate Change Project

Carry out groundbreaking survey work in Costa Rica's remote habitats and help combat the effects of climate change as you track and conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

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"This project is amazing, I spent 3 weeks here and had the time of my life, I was so sad to leave..."

prices from £515

Region: The Americas

Activity: Discount

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: CCL

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Assist in work contributing towards the conservation of the majestic whale shark and beautiful turtle in these crystal clear waters around Mafia island.

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"During my summer this year, between my AS and A2 levels I went to Tanzania for 3 weeks to volunte..."

prices from £845

Region: Africa

Activity: 1stTime

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZW

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Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving Course Credit Internship

Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

prices from £1655

Region: Africa

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: MGMCC

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles Course Credit Internship

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles Course Credit Internship

Embarking on an internship abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable practical skills and course credit in one’s field of study while experiencing full immersion in a novel culture.

prices from £1525

Region: Africa

Activity: Credits

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: TZWCC

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