The School does not permit a margin of 10% in either direction.
Special permission is required from the Programme Director, in writing, for dissertations that extend beyond the stated word limit.
Masters students are not expected to research their work as exhaustively as is typical of a higher research degree.
Students, supervisors and examiners should be aware that the masters dissertation is primarily a teaching, learning and examining medium, not a medium for the presentation of research outcomes to public and peers.
If you have questions or concerns about the dissertation process, about the allocation of supervision, or about the level of support you are receiving during the writing of your supervision you should contact your Programme Director/ Subject Officer.
Dissertation Supervision Supervisors are normally selected on the basis that they have expertise in the field or topic chosen for the dissertation, and are available and willing to support the student during the period of study.
The dissertation may vary in the breadth of coverage, but it must have a clear focus with definable objectives and boundaries, achievable in the time and word limit available.
The relative importance of theoretical and investigational content also varies.
Students should always get in touch with their dissertation supervisor and/or Programme Director as soon as any problems emerge.
Dissertation Submission Students must submit their dissertation electronically via Learn no later than 4pm on Thursday, 13 August 2020, unless you have received confirmation of an alternative deadline from the School.