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Dissertation Survival Guide: Home

Guidance on how to complete your Dissertation/Final Year Project and make the most of Library and IT Services and Resources

Our six step guide

Here is a guide compiled by the Library and Students Union to help you get started with your dissertation/final year project.  It details six stages which you need to achieve in order to take your dissertation to the next level.  These stages are:

Step One: Decide your research question
Step Two: The all-important literature review
Step Three: Carry out your research
Step Four: Analyse your results
Step Five: Writing up your research
Step Six: The Finishing Touches

Need help?

Need help with your dissertation?

For support with literature searching, using Summon and other library databases, referencing, and more, please contact the Library.

Email with questions, or to book a one-to-one appointment.

For help with academic writing, please contact the Academic Skills Tutor for your School.