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Dissertations 2: Structure: Structures

Dissertation Structure

Structuring Dissertation Chapters

How should a dissertation look? How is it structured?  

There isn't a single convention on dissertation writing, so check if your lecturers gave you any guidance (this can be on Blackboard, e.g. on course handbooks or lecture slides).

This guide presents two common types of structures: a "standard" structure, mostly used in sciences and social sciences, and a "thematic" structure, mostly used in humanities.