Structuring Your Thesis

Title:Structuring Your Thesis

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0
The Graduate School

Target Audience : Mid to Late stage Postgraduate Research Students

This is a new course .This course is not suitable if you have already attended Getting Going on your Thesis or Finishing your Thesis.  

This course is not for Masters dissertations .  Academic Support offer support for students writing dissertations

Process : A short participatory workshop

Course Description :

This short session will prepare you to think about the ways in which it is possible to structure a thesis, and faciliatates you in working on your own thesis structure. The materials draw on the Nottingham etheses respository.

So if you feel a bit limited about what is possible, come along and explore the range of structures that exists within and across disciplines.


By the end of this session you will have

  • Taken stock of the material you have gathered so far

  • Considered a range of structures for a thesis

  • Completed a draft outline of your thesis structure

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

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