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Dissertation

Full-time students complete their dissertations in the summer of the year in which they are enrolled. Part-time students complete their dissertations in their second year of study. It should be 18,000 words long including footnotes but not the bibliography.

The dissertation should be submitted with coversheet to Patrizia Oliver, 33-35 Torrington Place, room 1.3 in addition to an electronic copy uploaded via Turnitin.

The first piece of assessed work for the Core Course is an annotated bibliography/ literature review defining a subject area or approach that will become the focus of the dissertation.

This 4000 word piece will be due according to the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) deadlines, available in the:

Writing this piece of work will help to define the topic of the dissertation. Students should chose a supervisor fill in and submit a Dissertation Supervisor form by the last day of term two. Students should have a minimum of three supervisory meetings to discuss their research and early drafts.

For advice on contents, argument, presentation, style and mechanics of writing, quotations, foot notes and bibliography:

In the Summer Term, students must give a presentation on the topic of their dissertation, lasting no more than 10 minutes, for an audience of staff associated with the programme and fellow Early Modern Studies (EMS) students.