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Writing your Dissertation or Thesis with Frontier

Many students choose a study vacation with Frontier to give them the research experience necessary to write their dissertation or thesis. Frontier’s sister company, SEE (the Society for Environmental Exploration) is a respected research body with regularly published articles and science journals. The experience of working in a field research situation with like-minded students and professionals is a great way to undertake academic research as well as to get a taste of life working in conservation, zoology and many other disciplines.

What to study for your dissertation or thesis

Although it is possible to study anything from journalism and marketing to sports coaching and ski instructing with Frontier, most of our research volunteers are intending to pursue a career in science. Within this field, frontier offers two main areas of study – wildlife conservation and marine conservation.

Where to study

With over 300 projects in 5 continents, Frontier can offer a range of locations for field research, giving you a great variety of options for your area of study.

Marine biologists or conservationists may choose to live and study at our field camp on Mafia Island in Tanzania, a protected marine park set up by Frontier in the 1990s in partnership with the WWF. Another great option for marine study is our camp in Madagascar, where many students are drawn by the great range of marine life as well as the unique terrestrial wildlife on this beautiful island.

With the largest concentration of biodiversity in the world, Costa Rica is a great choice for terrestrial biology and conservation study, with many volunteers taking part in the Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtles project while conducting research for their dissertation or thesis.

Completing your dissertation or thesis with Frontier

Choosing to study with Frontier means that you can call upon a wealth of experience gained over 25 years of conservation volunteering and field research. We can offer advice on where and what to study as well as contacts to get your work published and to continue your career.

To find out more about field research placements with Frontier, click on ‘Apply Now’ and fill out the online application form. One of our advisers will then call you to discuss your options. You may also want to talk to our research department about the best way to further your scientific career.

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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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    "The project is a great place for non-scientists as well as people with a scientific background. I..."

    prices from €245

    Region: The Americas

    Activity: Discount

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: CCL

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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.

    latest review ...

    "What more could you dream of having sun kissed beaches a 10 minute walk away, monkeys swinging fr..."

    prices from €245

    Region: The Americas

    Activity: Wildlife

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: CBP

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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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    "I'd never done anything like this before , so was nervous of the unknown but this was hands d..."

    prices from €345

    Region: The Americas

    Activity: Marine

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: BZM

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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 €245

    Region: Africa

    Activity: Study

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: TZF

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    Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

    Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

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

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    "First time doing marine survey down the water with a great team has taught me a lot. I enjoyed di..."

    prices from €1095

    Region: Africa

    Activity: 1stTime

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: TZW

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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 €245

    Region: Africa

    Activity: Wildlife

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: MGF

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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 €345

    Region: Africa

    Activity: Marine

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: MGM

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    Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

    Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

    Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

    latest review ...

    "Surveys were explained clearly to me and as many times as I needed. When we did our first survey..."

    prices from €345

    Region: Africa

    Activity: Marine

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: TZM

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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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    "Aside from the diving which was amazing, I really enjoyed the camp atmosphere. I’ve met som..."

    prices from €345

    Region: Australasia

    Activity: Marine

    Duration: 1 week +

    Project Code: FJM

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    Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation Course Credit Internship

    Costa Rica Wildlife Conservation 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.

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    "I came to Costa Rica for one month with frontier. We were expecting a simple life but were pleasa..."

    prices from €2145

    Region: The Americas

    Activity: Credits

    Duration: 4 weeks +

    Project Code: CBPCC

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