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Dissertations

The Final Chapter

The Final Chapter is designed to support both undergraduate and taught postgraduate students working on their research project/dissertation.

The Final Chapter contains lots of useful information on topics such as choosing your topic, doing a literature review, structuring your work and critical thinking. You can also watch videos of staff and students from the University of Leeds sharing their top tips for success.

Thoughout Final Chapter you will see examples of previous student dissertations to show best practice, you can also find full dissertations from our examples pages. We recommend dipping in and out of the Final Chapter, rather than working through it all in one go.

The specific requirements for final year projects will differ between disciplines. Always follow the guidelines that you have been given by your department, and check with your supervisor if you are unsure of your departmental guidance.

If you are conducting a project which includes research methodologies involving working with people then you may wish to enrol on the MInerva organisation Researching People (PDF). It brings together resources to help you consider your research methods, and includes conducting interviews, observations, practice-based research and questionnaires/surveys.