Types of Assignments

Dissertation writing process

Covers the entire dissertation process.

Topics and proposals

Finding a question and writing a proposal.

Writing up

How to get your dissertation written up in the time you have.


Your abstract is the most important 200 or 300 words you will write.

Literature reviews

Advice to fit with the expectations in your subject area.


Find out what makes a good introduction!


Drawing together the strands of your discussion.


A very short explanation of a methodology section.


Where to state only facts and where you interpret the results.

For post grads

Includes guidelines on postgraduate research projects and dissertations.


A guide on writing dissertations in the humanities.

Subject variations

Guides you through the stages and variations according to subject area.

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What else is available?

  • Don’t forget to maintain regular contact with your Supervisor. Your supervisor should work with you to develop the content of your dissertation.
  • Weekly classes to help you improve your English writing skills – run by us. Get in touch to find out if you are eligible.
  • In-sessional English classes run by the Centre for International English Students if English is not your first language.
  • Booking a tutorial for yourself, or with a small group to discuss the dissertation process.