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Dissertations & projects: Structure

Presenting a well-structured dissertation is going to make your dissertation a pleasure to read and is a sure way of gaining you marks.

Carrie Winstanley, Writing a dissertation for dummies

These pages help you with developing a suitable structure for your dissertation in line with disciplinary norms. Whilst the structure will, for the most part, follow the general order that you would normally undertake the project, research is often 'messier' than the linear order of the written document suggests. Your job is to translate that research into a readable, organised document following the guidance on these pages.