The following checklist will start you on the dissertation journey, start planning and also clarify what is expected of you This process improves your subject expertise, is a good preparation for further study and research at postgraduate level, and requires you to work independently and methodically in a variety of intellectually demanding contexts.
For all these reasons, the dissertation can be seen as the culmination of your undergraduate studies.
Here you not only demonstrate the intellectual, study, research and presentation skills that you have developed throughout your degree course, but also create something which is uniquely your own.
STUDENT VOICE Quotes from final year students on what is special about the dissertation: The point of the dissertation is that it’s independent work that’s less guided.
A dissertation or final year project, as a form of assessment differs from other module assessments.
The expectation is that you, the learner, take responsibility for your own learning and that you produce a literature review, you choose a method for undertaking a study, write up your findings and discuss the outcomes in a discussion section.
It is important that you familiarise yourself with the particular requirements of your institution and degree programme.
A typical format guide would require the dissertation to be word-processed with double or one-and-a-half spacing, and a wide left margin to enable binding.
The way in which this type of assessment is organised will vary from institution to institution and course to course.
It is important that you familiarise yourself with the particular arrangements for your degree.