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MSc Dissertation Structure and Word Counts

The following table offers a suggested structure and approximate word counts for your MSc Dissertations. It is not set in stone and should be changed to suit your project and your institution. Remember a key rule for success – Follow the advice of your supervisor!

Top 10 Hints for co-authoring

Kevin O’Gorman trained in Glasgow, Salamanca and Rome as a philosopher, theologian and historian. His research interests...

Start a PhD without Funding

If you wish to start a PhD without funding you will need to plan in advance. You can use online sources to discover the average living costs of the city you intend to live. Adding to this you would need to consider rent, bills and potential travelling. This can give you a rough guide as to how much financial reserves you would need to save to get you through the 3 or 4 years of PhD. But I would highly recommend researching what grants and scholarships are available from both the University and governing bodies. The sensible option would be to secure a grant or scholarship beforehand. However if you feel ambitious you could take a risk

Top 10 hints for things to consider before going on exchange

Being offered the chance to go and live abroad for a year is something that the majority of students would jump at. The offer of new experiences and opportunities is something that you would be silly to turn down. However, what should you consider before moving abroad?

Top Ten Hints on Building Your Academic Reputation

By about the mid-point of your PhD journey, it becomes apparent that getting a successful completion signals not the end per se, but the end of the beginning. For some, the PhD is the summation of their academic endeavours, allowing you to retire undefeated from the world of education bearing its highest accolade. For others, especially those aspiring to an academic career, PhDs are the entry ticket to a world where reputation is all. So how do you build your academic reputation?

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[Infographic] From leisure to tourism

Understanding the conditions and motivators of shifts in cultural trends is crucial for those managing and promoting the consumption of tourist activities. This research paper explores the recent popular surge of interest in BDSM (Bondage, Domination, Sadism and Masochism) and develops a model that explains how ‘deviant’ activities move from the margins to the mainstream. 

[INFOGRAPHIC] Translating for tourism: accuracy or effectiveness?

This paper argues that for translation to enhance the tourist experience literal accuracy is not enough and translations should be culturally sensitive to their target readers. Using the example of museum websites as a form of purposive tourism information designed to both inform and attract potential visitors, this paper analyses websites of museums in the UK and China.

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