Undergraduate & Postgraduate life
A section focused for the last years of undergraduate life as well as postgraduate life for those pursuing an MSc programme. Hints on how to write a good dissertation and experiences from other 4th years students in their final years as well as master students.
Jessica Doyle is a Postgraduate student at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, studying for an MSc in International...
Professors Robert Macintosh and Kevin O’Gorman give their Top 10 hints of your Methodology section.
One of the questions I’m frequently asked by students undertaking a dissertation is about context, and in turn, data. Students will often have a notion of what they want to look at and why it might be important, but are less sure when it comes to where they are going to look for it.
Dr Babak Taheri gives 9 + 1 hints for publishing a quantitative journal paper.
Writing a research proposal can be a difficult and daunting process at the best of times. Never mind having to write one on exchange at a new University, in a new country. Here are our Top Ten Tips for writing a research proposal whilst abroad.
Ten tips for a successful dissertation
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!
That time of the year when PG students will have to choose their dissertation topic is quickly approaching at Heriot-Watt University. Writing a dissertation is part of the examination process at many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the world. So I decided to write this quick guide with a few tips on how to choose a marketing dissertation topic.
The following table offers a suggested structure and approximate word count for a dissertation. This is designed to be altered according to the needs of the researcher, and the stipulations of their supervisor and institution. It is important to understand that the table is offered here only as a set of non-specific suggestions for your (hopefully!) very specific project. All dissertations are different, and your supervisor is the best person to talk to about your specific institutional, school, or college requirements, which may vary quite significantly.
In April 2015, after months of hard work and sleepless nights, my Marketing dissertation on “Investigating consumer attitudes for young adults towards in-app advertising in the UAE” was finally complete. Before I walked down to hand in the very final copy of my dissertation I took one last look at it. I remembered how much I could not wait for this moment, to finally finish my dissertation and never look at it again. However, something had changed. I was suddenly very proud of what I had produced. I had put my heart into this thesis. I wanted to take this journey of extensive research and thorough analysis further.