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A guide for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students

Dissertation and Project Support

Thinking about topics for your dissertation? Wondering what a literature review looks like? Curious about how to create a questionnaire? Worrying about writing up and/or referencing? This guide pulls together useful information no matter what stage you are at in your dissertation journey. From explanations of what a good literature review is, to how to conduct one, to finding out more about research methods, to the joys of referencing, this guide will provide you with the resources you need. If you can't find what you're looking for within the guide, you can contact your Faculty Librarian for a one to one appointment.

In addition, the Further information and support section provides more resources including support on planning and writing your dissertation from our colleagues in Learner Development Services (book an appointment with one of the team) and options to sign up for Dissertation support sessions. This section also has resources for those working on more advanced research (PhD, MRes, MLitt etc)

To start you off, here are some great titles on writing a dissertation available within the Library collections. 

Books and eBooks on Dissertations

Dissertation regulations and guidelines

Each Faculty and/or Department will have their own regulations or guidelines for your dissertation or project. These regulations may cover topics such as:

  • The length of your dissertation
  • Page and text formatting: such as font type and size, line and paragraph spacing
  • Layout: details on Front, back and content page requirements
  • What referencing style to use

If you are unsure what the requirements are for your dissertation, your supervisor or department will be able to advise


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