dissertation collocations and examples

 UK /ˌdɪsə(r)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

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a long piece of writing for a university degree

Adjectives frequently used with dissertation
as a stage in a person’s studies: doctoral, final, final-year, undergraduateDavid is completing a doctoral dissertation on the eighteenth-century British novel.of a particular length: 15,000-, 20,000-word etcIn the summer term, each student prepares a 10,000-word dissertation.not published: unpublishedThis account is based on Gorton’s unpublished doctoral dissertation at Columbia University.based on research: research-basedPart-time students must submit a research-based dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.that you have to/do not have to do: compulsory, optionalAssessment includes a compulsory 10,000-word dissertation.
Verbs frequently used with dissertation
do a dissertation: do, prepare, produce, undertake, work on, writeAll students undertake a compulsory dissertation on a topic related to their programme of study.do research for a dissertation: plan, researchJessie spent one month researching her dissertation in Japan.present a dissertation: defend, present, submitCandidates are required to submit a dissertation on a subject of their choice.complete a dissertation: complete, finishShe has recently completed her PhD dissertation.be the teacher in charge of a student’s dissertation: superviseI have supervised MA dissertations on a number of topics, including testing and error analysis.
Verbs that frequently follow dissertation
describe something, examine something, explore something, investigate somethingThis dissertation examines the cultural impact of postwar immigration in Great Britain.
Nouns frequently used after dissertation
outline, project, proposal, subject, topicClick here to see some of the dissertation topics that students have completed in the last few years.
Nouns frequently used after dissertation on
aspect, subject, theme, topicThe MA also requires a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice.
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