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Doing your Dissertation

Doing you dissertation

Your dissertation is very different from your other assignments. It is likely to be much larger in scale both in terms of word count and the time it takes to complete. You will also be expected to work much more independently and manage your own time and workload. For this reason it can seem daunting but the following guides can help you through the process from the initial research proposal stage to planning and writing your academic masterpiece! 

Getting started

Dissertations: getting started

Prepare yourself for the task of getting started on your dissertation or major projectThink about an initial topic, the key elements you need to cover and identify issues to consider in your planning.

It’s all explained in our Dissertations guide

Writing a literature review

Writing a literature review

Do you need to write a literature review?  Find out hints and tips on structure, style, linking ideas and good practice in our Writing a literature review guide




Writing a research proposal

Writing a research proposal

Do you have to write a research proposal and are not sure what needs to be covered in it?

Want some tips on how to produce an effective proposal?

See our Writing a proposal guide

Literature searching for your dissertation

Literature searching for your dissertation

Are you undertaking any research for a dissertation or project? If you are, you will need to do a literature search to identify relevant and appropriate material. This guide will give you simple steps and rules that will help you search more effectively.

Literature searching for your dissertation guide