Every effort should be made to adhere to deadlines.In the event of late submission, the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures upholds the University's standard penalty for late submission of coursework.
There should also be a written plan or timetable indicating how the work is going to be undertaken and identifying critical points when the supervisor and student should meet or otherwise be in contact with each other.
Students have responsibilities to meet their supervisors regularly and to hand in material at agreed times.
Students should always get in touch with their dissertation supervisor and/or Programme Director as soon as any problems emerge.
Dissertation Submission Students must submit their dissertation electronically via Learn no later than 4pm on Thursday, 13 August 2020, unless you have received confirmation of an alternative deadline from the School.
Please ensure that you include your examination number in the name of the document that you upload to Learn.
You will need to complete a Declaration of Own Work on Learn before you will be able to access the dissertation drop box, so be sure to allow time for this before the deadline.
If exceptional circumstances prevent you meeting the deadline, you should apply online for an extension before the deadline.
Extensions Word Count The Dissertation will be 15,000 words for most programmes; however, some programmes have variations in word counts so you must follow the directions of your Programme Director/Supervisor if you have been given a dissertation length other than 15,000 words.
Specific expertise may not always be available for all dissertation topics; but general expertise in the broad area of the dissertation is usually adequate for a Masters dissertation.
Students and supervisors are expected to agree a timetable in writing; this will specify at what points student and supervisor will be in contact.