Candidates should write as concisely as is possible, with clear and adequate exposition.
Students should always get in touch with their dissertation supervisor and/or Programme Director as soon as any problems emerge.
Dissertation Submission Students must submit their dissertation electronically via Learn no later than 4pm on Thursday, 13 August 2020, unless you have received confirmation of an alternative deadline from the School.
Students should make full use of the experience and guidance of staff members, and plan their progress through the dissertation with the help of staff, especially the supervisor.
The dissertation is distinguishable from assessed courses by the greater depth of investigation, analysis, comprehension and critique demonstrated.
Please ensure that you include your examination number in the name of the document that you upload to Learn.
You will need to complete a Declaration of Own Work on Learn before you will be able to access the dissertation drop box, so be sure to allow time for this before the deadline.
Masters students are not expected to research their work as exhaustively as is typical of a higher research degree.
Students, supervisors and examiners should be aware that the masters dissertation is primarily a teaching, learning and examining medium, not a medium for the presentation of research outcomes to public and peers.
There should also be a written plan or timetable indicating how the work is going to be undertaken and identifying critical points when the supervisor and student should meet or otherwise be in contact with each other.
Students have responsibilities to meet their supervisors regularly and to hand in material at agreed times.