We read many dissertations each year, so we know what needs to be included. That's why we've put together a dissertation structure template for you! Your dissertation may be different, though, so this is only a guideline.\n\nA dissertation should include:\n\n \tCover Page\n \tAbstract\n \tAcknowledgements\n \tTable of Contents\n \tIntroduction\n \tMain Body of Writing\n \tConclusion\n \tBibliography\n \tAppendices\n\nCover Page\nThis will usually include the title of your dissertation, your name, your course title, and the name of your supervisor. Check with your supervisor if you need to add anything else, such as the course you are on or the word count.\nAbstract\nThis page gives a brief summary of your dissertation, typically in about a third to a half of the page.\nAcknowledgements\nHere you give thanks to those who have supported you throughout your research and writing up your dissertation.\nTable of Contents\nThe table of contents needs to set out the individual chapters and sub-headings, followed by the page numbers. You may also need a list of figures and tables.\nIntroduction\nIn this section, you introduce the reader to your dissertation and provide an overview of your study.\nMain Body\nIn this part, you will include the main chapters or headings of your work. Here you discuss the literature you have used, followed by an analysis, evaluation, and discussion.\nConclusion\/Findings\nIn the conclusion, you need to bring together the various parts of your dissertation and demonstrate how you have answered your research question. You may also want to include suggestions or recommendations for future research.\nBibliography\nFor your bibliography, you need to compile a comprehensive list of all the references and source material you have used in your dissertation.\nAppendices\nInclude any material here that would otherwise interrupt the flow of your writing, such as questionnaires or transcripts.\n\nIf you're writing your undergraduate dissertation or your postgraduate thesis, you should consider having your document checked by a professional. It doesn't cost as much as you might think. Have a look at our prices page for more information.