GEReCo Masters Dissertation Award

GEReCo are delighted to invite applications for the inaugural GEReCo Masters Dissertation Award. Through this annual award, GEReCo seeks to celebrate and amplify the voices of emerging researchers who are shaping the future of geography education. We invite submissions from Masters students who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and dedication to enhancing geography education. Apply here:


  • Applications are encouraged from applicants studying any aspect of geography education on any Masters course at any higher education institution globally (dissertations should be submitted in English, and be 10,000 words or more in length)
  • The degree should have been confirmed between 2021 and December 23
  • Applicants can only submit in one award cycle
  • Applications can be made by students or by their supervisors (with students’ permission)


  • Please submit the following by the end of April 2024 using this form:
    • The dissertation, including an abstract
    • Supporting statement from a supervisor (max 500 words)


  • Winning dissertation receives £100
  • Summary of the research presented as a GEReCo blog
  • Two highly commended dissertations will also be named each year


Nominations are scored by a GEReCo selection panel[1] who will apply the following criteria:

  1. Quality of research (all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcomed; quality is judged as appropriate for the nature and context of the work and giving due regard to ethical considerations)
  2. Critical engagement with the literature in geography education (understanding geography education broadly to include multiple fields related to the area, for example, see Puttick, 2022)
  3. Potential contribution to geography education (which might include but is not limited to curriculum, policy and teachers’ practice)

[1] To avoid possible conflicts of interest, panel members are not allocated or involved in making decisions about dissertations they have been involved in supervising or examining.