Social & Cultural Geography Dissertation Prize 2024

The RGS-IBG Social and Cultural Geography Research Group is pleased to offer an annual prize of £100 for the best undergraduate dissertation. In addition, we will announce a Runner-Up prize. Both prize-winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Journal of Social and Cultural Geography published by Taylor & Francis. Please see the mission statement on the SCGRG website for our definition of social and cultural geography.

Nominated dissertations should: be an outstanding theoretical and/or empirical piece of work; usually approx.10,000 words in length; submitted for formal assessment in the preceding academic year to a UK Higher Education Institution for a BA/BSc level degree programme in geography; written in English. We are looking to reward both excellent scholarship and innovation in the study of social and cultural geography. Please note that a department may not submit more than one entry to the prize. Nominated dissertations may however be submitted for consideration for other RGS-IBG prizes.

Nominations are requested from the Head of Department or Dissertation Convenor. All dissertations should be submitted as a single PDF. Please include a post-September email and contact address for the student. The winners will be announced in September.

For further queries about the SCGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize please contact Dr Danny McNally, or see information, including previous winning entries, on the SCGRG website:

Submissions to Dr Danny McNally ( 

Deadline: 12 July 2024