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Students registered for English Literature, English and Theatre Studies, Philosophy & Literature, English & French, English and Latin or English and Cultural Studies, may be permitted, at the discretion of the English Department, to write a dissertation of 10,000 words in the final year, on a chosen research topic, instead of one 30 CATS taught module. If you would like to write a dissertation as your option you must draw up an outline proposal, consult with your Personal Tutor, identify a suitable supervisor and obtain their agreement, then fill in this dissertation form, indicating where required that you have followed these steps.

If you want to take a dissertation, you must submit this completed form online by the end of week 3 of the summer term.

Before you can fill in the form below you must do the following:

STEP 1: Discuss with your personal tutor. Your tutor will help you decide if the dissertation is right for you and will be able to help you to find a suitable supervisor for the project if you haven’t done so already.

STEP 2: Write a draft proposal (title and c. 200-300 words brief description of the project) and seek the approval of your preferred supervisor. You may do this in writing or in person according to the preferences of the supervisor (ask them). After discussion with your supervisor you will (almost certainly) want to improve the proposal with the benefit of her/his advice.

STEP 3: Fill in the form below, ensuring that you have also recorded your interaction with your Personal Tutor on Tabula.

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions.

Thank you for your time.