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.

Dissertation proposals & dissertation checklist


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ChecklistBefore submitting check that you have completed all required details.

Front cover:

What is required? If in doubt check with your supervisor but as a minimum you should include:

  • Your name
  • Your School/course name
  • The assignment/project title (if specified)
  • Your proposed title
  • Your supervisor’s name
  • Date of submission

Main text:

  • Is your title meaningful?
  • Does your statement clearly define the problem?
  • Is your purpose in undertaking the study clear?
  • Have you set out your aim/s clearly?
  • Are your objectives clear and measurable?
  • Is your methodology sufficiently clear that someone else could replicate your study?
  • Do you have the necessary resources to complete the study?
  • Is your timetable realistic?
  • Are your sections/chapters sufficiently developed that your supervisor will be able to see where you are going with this?
  • Are your references complete and in the required format?

Academic style:

  • Is your title meaningful?
  • Does your statement clearly define the problem?
  • Have you checked the word count?
  • Have you checked the layout? (Does your faculty have any specific requirements e.g. numbered sections/paragraphs?)
Dissertation checklist (Word doc)