Please ensure that you always inform your supervisor when you will be away from your normal address over the summer for more than two weeks, just in case your supervisor wishes to make urgent contact with you.
Please ensure that you always inform your supervisor when you will be away from your normal address over the summer for more than two weeks, just in case your supervisor wishes to make urgent contact with you.You should also inform the Postgraduate Supoprt Officer.For further guidance please refer to the History dissertation handbook.
A dissertation that is not submitted by the deadline date will fail.
Both copies of your dissertation should be given to the Postgraduate Support Officer on or before the deadline date.
MSc students who do outstandingly well on both the examination and the dissertation may be awarded the MSc with distinction or with merit.
The dissertation is an important part of your MSc degree programme.
The electronic copy of the dissertation should be uploaded to Tabula by 12 noon on the deadline date.
All dissertations are marked by two members of staff and the process is verified independently by an external examiner. Presentation: 25% Total 100 / 100 Plagiarism in dissertations and other written project work In writing dissertations or any other piece of research project work it is necessary at all times to acknowledge the work of others.Please liaise with all other students interested in the topic to visit the lecturer jointly (usually MSc students organise this by posting lists on the noticeboard in the MSc workroom).Topics will be assigned by the course tutor taking into consideration your choices as well as your performance in the core modules (as far as marks are available) and the opinion of the potential supervisor about your suitability to his/her suggested topic.Make sure that you reference clearly all sources of literature and internet that you have used. The standard of English, style and overall presentation of the dissertation is your responsibility. Role of the dissertation supervisor The supervisor’s main concerns will be to advise on the identification and refinement of a suitable topic and provide some references to the general methodology to be used to assist you to identify deficiencies in your work, comment on presentation, findings and reporting of the conclusions.You should not expect your supervisor to read every word in your drafts nor to provide detailed and comprehensive comments on each chapter.Some of the objectives of requiring a dissertation for the MSc are given below.These may help you understand what is expected of you in writing a dissertation.General format information: Two copies of the soft bound dissertation must be submitted for assessment.Please note that problems with printers and other problems of that kind are not regarded as a valid reason for late submission.Try to make your dissertation interesting to read and reflect your own motivation.Use tools of analysis (theoretical, analytical, and empirical) that you have learned during your course or which reflect the literature in the area. Explain the nature of the models referred to, make any arguments of your own transparently clear, integrate any figures into your discussion, and define all notation when or before it is first used.