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Dissertation support for Master's students

Supporting Master’s students in writing their dissertations

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Writing a Master’s dissertation is a challenging task. For many students, it is the largest piece of research ever undertaken.

We run this series of workshops to support, coach and guide Queen Mary Master’s students on the dissertation journey.

This year, we're running the workshop series twice — once in the spring term and again in the summer — so you can attend whenever your submission date is.

The next series of Master's Dissertation Workshops will run in spring 2021. Check back nearer the time for further information.

In the meantime, why not see what other workshops we have coming up, check-out our online resources or find out about our one-to-one support.


Our Masters Dissertation Workshop series, Summer 2020

In the summer 2020, we developed a series of workshops to support Master's students on various aspects of the dissertation project that students find challenging.

As campus was closed for in-person teaching, we delivered the series online. We used Microsoft Teams to maintain a sense of connection among students: taking questions, sharing resources and recordings of the workshops that students could follow in their own time, whatever time zone they found themselves in. 

Live workshops and group writing sessions were conducted on Blackboard Collaborate


218Master's students from 50 countries attended one or more session

4.5/5Average rating from students who took part

4.5 stars our of 5

91%felt more confident about completing their dissertation after participating

“The Master’s Dissertation Workshops were very useful, especially during the current pandemic. They helped me to incorporate all the main sections of the dissertation from creating a research question, literature review, methodology, to the conclusion. Olu and Jack were excellent facilitators of the sessions and made themselves available for 1-1 meetings, which helped to address any questions or concerns I had. Thank you for making these workshops available!”
— Victoria, MSc Marketing

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