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 2: What sections go into a dissertation?


This content has been archived! For the latest version please visit: learn.solent.ac.uk/dissertations


ChecklistBelow is a list of the sections a dissertation may contain. However, not every dissertation includes all these sections. Find out which sections you need to include by asking your supervisor, by identifying what is standard practice in your discipline or by reading papers written by other students:

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abstract
  • Contents page
  • List of figures or illustrations
  • Main body
  • Introduction
  • Literature survey
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Reference list / Bibliography
  • Appendices
Dissertation Template (Word doc)

This is a formatted Word document that you can overwrite with your report content. In the template above, simply delete sections which you are not required to write or move sections within the document by cutting and pasting.

Remember:

When submitting any written work via turnitin you need to add an electronic cover sheet to your assignment. You can get a copy of this from your Unit page, or visit Successful Online Submission. To see examples of past dissertations from Solent University students, please visit the archive below.

Solent Electronic Archive (Weblink opens in new window)