undergraduate dissertation examples
These final year projects achieved a mark of a high first:
These dissertations achieved a mark of 80 or higher:
Bibliographic details and abstracts are available to all. Downloads of full-text dissertations are restricted to University of Portsmouth members who must login. MPhils may be accessed by all.
To quickly find dissertations and MPhils by title or course, start typing keywords in the appropriate field below. Any matches will be listed in a dropdown – the more you enter, the more precise the result. Click on any item on the list to select it. Or click ‘Advanced Search’ to find items by title & abstract, author, date, department or course, alone or in combination.
They are provided as exemplars, for reference only, and should not be downloaded, copied or transmitted in whole or in part, in any format. They should not be copied or provided to any other person.
These dissertations are available for current undergraduates to view here. They remain anonymous, as they were submitted anonymously.
The Library holds selected student dissertations and projects that have been provided by the faculties as examples of good practice (the actual grades awarded are confidential).
For example, to access BA (Hons) History dissertations, click on the BA link below, then look for History dissertations in the H-O list. You will be asked to log into Blackboard after making a selection.
Undertaking an independent piece of research can be one of the most rewarding academic challenges of an undergraduate degree. It allows students to apply the skills that they have learnt through their studies, and often brings the opportunity to work closely with faculty in front-line research. The possibility of co-authorship on an academic publication can follow from this if the work is of a high enough standard.
The process of selecting a dissertation topic begins at Stage 2 and is incorporated into the ARP2043 module programme. Full details about the Archaeology & Palaeoecology dissertation module that accompanies this work during Stage 3 (ARP3056) can be found here . Below are some examples of recent and current dissertation titles:
This collection links to Honors Undergraduate Theses (previously known as Honors in the Major), Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, and other similar projects completed at UCF. Records for print, retrospectively scanned, and electronic works are included—digital copies are included where available.
For additional information about the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program, please visit the Honors Undergraduate Thesis website, or visit them during their drop-in hours listed on the website.
This book which is the result of a National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) project undertaken by Mick Healey Laura Lannin Arran Stibbe and James Derounian from 2010 to 2012 explores how to engage students in the production of knowledge. It is unique in that it draws on global case studies and presents a framework for assuring that students completing an undergraduate degree – irrespective of the diversity of programme institution or mode of study – are better equipped to make sense of and apply their undergraduate learning through the teaching research nexus.
The book is rigorous drawing upon the full range of recent literature. Through its case study approach with over 70 exemplars drawn from across the world it will be of exceptional value to the reader. I commend this excellent book to all higher education teachers grappling with the purpose organisation facilitation and possible modes of ‘evidencing’ best practice in the delivery of learning.
Published by Bentham Science Publishers, 2013. eISBN: 978-1-60805-176-2
The considerable increase in numbers of students required to complete undergraduate dissertations as part of their curricula demonstrates a clear need for supporting academic staff from a wide variety of disciplines in this area. There has been limited research published in the realm of postgraduate supervision. Therefore, supervision of academic dissertations in an undergraduate setting still remains to be addressed in a comprehensive manner. The overarching theme of this reference work is the convergence of shared understandings, strategies and reflections of undergraduate supervisors from around the world, from many different subject disciplines. There is also a need today for a mapping of the current landscape of undergraduate supervision.
Tufts undergraduate theses that have been submitted in print form are housed in the Digital Collections and Archives (DCA). A description and list of theses available through the Tufts Digital Library.
Because undergraduates are not required to submit a copy to the DCA, this collection is incomplete.
Here’s another definition that underlines some more important characteristics of a dissertation: “a substantial paper that is typically based on original research and that gives evidence of the candidate’s mastery both of her own subject and of scholarly method.”
What does the word ‘debate’ imply? A discussion involving different points of view or sets of ideas. A dissertation will therefore not only examine a subject but will review different points of view about that subject.