To write a dissertation for a Master’s or Doctorate Degree, one must know the right dissertation layout in order to plan the research, find out a topic and begin the work. Once your dissertation idea has been approved, the next step is to start working on your dissertation. No matter which subject you have, or which level you are writing for, the layout or the structure of the dissertation, and style of writing remain the same for all of them. The layout, however, is flexible and you can leave a few things out of the dissertation if they are not relevant to your research.
Dissertation Layout and Writing Style:
As for the writing style, a dissertation is written in the third person mode worldwide. In some UK universities, this criterion might change; you can have it sorted with the help of your supervisor or by getting help from a dissertation writing service.
Following are the important components of a dissertation arranged in the sequence they are supposed to be in your dissertation.
- Introduction Chapter: Introduction does not only introduce the thesis or the main question of your dissertation writing but also introduces you, your course, your achievements (if any) and a little thanks to the person (with name) who approved your dissertation proposal. This is a full page of introduction where you also introduce each chapter one by one.
- Literature Review: A comparison of your research with that of other research done in the past is a must to help readers understand why your research is better.
- Research Methods Used: The methods you used in gathering data to construct your dissertation will be mentioned in this chapter. The methods include surveys, interviews, polls etc.
- Results Chapter: What did you find through the methods you used, and what were you looking to achieve through these methods goes in the results chapter.
- Analysis Chapter: Dissertation analysis on the question of your research and after the results achieved through the methods will be done in the analysis chapter.
- Conclusions Chapter: Conclude your dissertation using a short summary of the entire work, take all important parts including the result and then give readers your final verdict on the dissertation research writing.
- References: All the things you have cited in the dissertation research, which were taken from books and publications will be referenced in the end.
- Appendices: In this part, you don’t have to write anything specifically, you have to insert all the material such as survey questionnaires, interview transcripts and emails etc that were mentioned in the methodology. This part of the dissertation is not usually a requirement so you must check if it is or not before working on it.
The dissertation writing layout given above is a general structure that most universities accept across the UK. You can also find which parts of the structure can be eliminated or kept by discussing with your supervisor as the requirements and guidelines are different in all universities. Each component of the dissertation has a strict word limit. If you have a structure of the work you are supposed to put together, you are left with the research and later the editing of your dissertation.