Archived Material (Dissertations)

This book takes you through all the elements needed for a successful dissertation proposal and dissertation. The book explains the sections required for both proposal and dissertation, and offers helpful downloadable templates to assist with the presentation.

Step 1: Dissertation proposals


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What are the essential elements to a good dissertation proposal?

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Aims and objectives
  • Methodology
  • Literature review
  • Scope and constraints
  • Resources
  • Outline of sections/chapters
  • Timetable
  • References.

Visit the study skills collection in the library for more guidance on writing a dissertation proposal.

One useful book is Your Undergraduate Dissertation - The Esssential Guide for Success by Nicholas Walliman. Chapter 6 goes through all the sections of a proposal and what's involved.

Dissertation Proposal Template (Word doc)