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Masters Dissertation Support Programme

Destination: Dissertation

A summer programme of online writing workshops for your dissertation or major project, aimed exclusively at taught postgraduate students and available on moodle.

From building the first steps of your dissertation to polishing the finished piece, these sessions from the Masters Skills Programme are designed to support you with your dissertation or major project report. Each section contains self-paced learning resources, peer to peer shared writing activities, and optional live webinars as well as weekly office hours for one to one advice. We also have a wiki to gather writing resources and advice from across the internet, so be ready to share your tips and ideas!

For more information, contact Erika Hawkes, Skills Development Manager: E dot Hawkes at warwick dot ac dot uk


  • Building your dissertation
  • Structuring your dissertation
  • Abstracts to amaze
  • Constructing an argument*
  • Writing with clarity*
  • Drawing argument maps*
  • Improving your writing through editing*

For full session content see Moodle.

*Coming soon

These activities are for any taught postgraduate student working on a dissertation or major project. They are designed to complement the input and advice you receive from your supervisor. These workshops are open to students of all disciplines, therefore they do not offer discipline-specific advice. If you have specific questions relating to your research design or method, please talk to your supervisor.

How to book

Destination:Dissertation is running on Moodle this year, with optional webinars and office hours on MS Teams. You can self-enrol on Moodle and join the Team from Friday 5 June.

While we work on this you can also access support from the Numerical Skills Mentors on MS Teams until the end of term, or book an advice appointment with Erika on myAdvantage

If you have any trouble accessing any of the resources please contact Erika on the email address above


All our sessions include an optional element of group or peer to peer work, including sharing your writing in a Moodle forum. Optional live sessions will run on Mondays and Thursdays. You may join in with audio, video, or via text chat. There are short sections of audio and video in the Moodle activities, but transcripts are available all of them.

We welcome students with visible and non-visible disabilities, specific learning differences, or other complex needs, in all of our workshops, both face to face and online.

We encourage you to get in touch if you have any specific access requirements, or need more information about the content and delivery method of a specific workshop. We will do our best to ensure that you are able to attend.