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Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Dissertation Preparation

Links to resources to support library session on dissertation preparation for Arts and Humanities postgraduate students.

Where do I start?

Starting your dissertation can often feel daunting and it is difficult to know where to begin. This guide aims to alleviate those fears by highlighting key resources which will help you begin researching your dissertation topic. 

Academic and Study Skills Tutors

We understand that University life can be busy and that your circumstances are unique.  You may work, be a distance learner or have caring responsibilities.  However you study, Academic and Study Skills tutors are here to help you every step of the way, and offer a wealth of advice on academic writing and technology to support your learning.

They can help you plan improve your time management or presentation skills and can provide feedback on your draft writing.  No query is too small and there is no such thing as a silly question. 

Contact the Academic and Study Skills team if you have any general question or to book an appointment with a specialist adviser.


Telephone: 0161 247 3300

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Library subject help

To get more information on specific resources for your subject, check out the relevant Arts & Humanities subject guide. On these subject guides, you will also see details of your subject librarian. You can get in touch with them if you need more help, finding material for your dissertation.