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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Dissertation Research and Writing

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The Dissertation Research and Writing is a 4 or 5-week course which aims to give students a clear idea of the process of writing a dissertation. The first half of the course will focus on developing a research proposal, while the second will centre around the actual writing of the dissertation. This course should be useful for all postgraduate students following a taught programme.

Areas covered include:
  • Dissertations vs essays
  • Types of research
  • Formulating titles
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Reviewing literature
  • Planning and structuring
  • Drafting and editing
  • Developing a bibliography