• Dissertation Sections

    What information should I include in my dissertation?


    Your dissertation should communicate what you have learned from your research, and how that information fits together. To help your reader, the content is divided into sections. Think carefully about which sections to include, the type of information in each section and how that information should be presented.

    Common sections in a dissertation / project report:

    • Cover Page
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abstract
    • Contents Page
    • Introduction
    • Literature Survey/ Literature Review
    • Methodology
    • Results and Findings
    • Discussion
    • Recommendations
    • Conclusions
    • Reference List/ Bibliography
    • Appendix

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