Dissertations and Projects

Your dissertation or research project is the culmination of your course, it is an important piece of work which allows you to focus your area of interest. This page will guide you through that process as well as signposting you to the resources and documents you will need.

If you need help choosing a topic, critical thinking or structuring your work, you can use Skills@Library’s online resource Dissertations: The Final Chapter, which also includes best practice student case studies.

Write, bind, submit

If you are unsure on how to write, bind, and submit your Dissertation or Project our Dissertation format regulations will help.

You can also download your Dissertation Coversheet from Forms and Guidance.

For a step by step guide on how to submit your dissertation visit our submitting assignments page.

Write, bind, submit

Exceptional circumstances

If you experience significantly disruptive or unexpected events which are beyond your control and affect your ability to work on your dissertation – please contact the Student Support Team.

More information on what to do if you are experiencing personal difficulties, can be found on our Student Support pages.

Information for Taught Postgraduates

Absenses during dissertation period

We are currently reviewing the process for reporting absences during the dissertation period and will update this page when more information is available.

More information about absence from the University can be found on our Attendance pages.

Risk Assessment for Fieldwork and Research away from Leeds

We are currently reviewing the process for completing fieldwork/research during the dissertation period and will update this page when more information is available.

If you are already planning your fieldwork/research then you should discuss your plans with your Dissertation Supervisor. If it is felt that your fieldwork/research cannot be conducted online then please email LUBSAttendance@leeds.ac.uk and we will try to provide you with the most up to date information about the University’s position on conducting fieldwork/research off campus.

Non Disclosure Confidentiality Agreement

When you are undertaking research with a company, or are working on a company project, you may be asked to sign a Non Disclosure Confidentiality Agreement.

If this is requested, please use the approved University of Leeds Non Disclosure agreement. As well as your signature, you will also need the signatures of the company and your supervisors. You will then need to return it to the Business School Student Education Office for the final agreement. Please note that this is not signed off by the University unless the final version is signed by the Office.

As the agreement is reviewed by the University legal team, the process can take a considerable amount of time and therefore should be sent to the Business School Student Education Office as soon as possible.