Aristotle was the first philosopher to define the term thesis. The purpose of the dissertation is thus to outline the proofs of why the author disagrees with other philosophers or the general opinion. Structure[ edit ] A thesis or dissertation may be arranged as a thesis by publication or a monographwith or without appended papers, respectively, though many graduate programs allow candidates to submit a curated collection of published papers. An ordinary monograph has a title pagean abstracta table of contentscomprising the various chapters e.
Watch a series of short videos of students talking about some aspect of their time at Oxford. Maija-Eliina 'In my first term I have studied human geography, anthropology, maths, physiology, genetics and evolution! Everyone has been really friendly right from day one, and the 2nd and 3rd years were brilliant at making all the new students feel welcome.
This was organised really well, with a mix of tours and information, as well as checking out the Oxford clubbing scene. The college system means that you feel that you belong right from the very beginning, as there is such a sense of community.
Friendly rivalry with other colleges also bonds us closer together! The field of HIV is multifaceted which means we not only measure the prevalence and incidence of HIV but also seek to understand the complexities of sexual behaviour and the political and social context of HIV.
Human Sciences gave me a solid grounding in statistical methods, and biological and social sciences. Specifically, the cross-disciplinary ethos of the course taught me the importance of collaboration with academics and advocates with a wide range of expertise, and the need to interpret data within a social, human context.
The tutorial system is one of the most distinctive features of an Oxford education: A typical tutorial is a one-hour meeting between a tutor and one, two, or three students to discuss reading and written work that the students have prepared in advance.
It gives students the chance to interact directly with tutors, to engage with them in debate, to exchange ideas and argue, to ask questions, and of course to learn through the discussion of the prepared work.
Many tutors are world-leaders in their fields of research, and Oxford undergraduates frequently learn of new discoveries before they are published.
Each student also receives teaching in a variety of other ways, depending on the course. This will include lectures and classes, and may include laboratory work and fieldwork. But the tutorial is the place where all the elements of the course come together and make sense.
It helps students to grow in confidence, to develop their skills in analysis and persuasive argument, and to flourish as independent learners and thinkers.
More information about tutorials The benefits of the college system Every Oxford student is a member of a college. The college system is at the heart of the Oxford experience, giving students the benefits of belonging to both a large and internationally renowned university and a much smaller, interdisciplinary, college community.
Each college brings together academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and college staff. The college gives its members the chance to be part of a close and friendly community made up of both leading academics and students from different subjects, year groups, cultures and countries.
The relatively small size of each college means that it is easy to make friends and contribute to college life. There is a sense of belonging, which can be harder to achieve in a larger setting, and a supportive environment for study and all sorts of other activities.
It is the norm that undergraduates live in college accommodation in their first year, and in many cases they will continue to be accommodated by their college for the majority or the entire duration of their course.The dissertations are stored on Blackboard and arranged alphabetically by award title.
For example, to access BA (Hons) History dissertations, click on the BA link below, then look for H istory dissertations in the H-O list. Formulating the Research Question1 Introduction. In the previous section we talked about ways to define your topic, but there is a difference between a topic and a question.
De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, UK offers a whole range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. View our courses, book a visit and more. Undergraduate dissertations Your title should be formulated in a precise and grammatical form. It should tell any reader – even those who have no knowledge of your subject area – the exact nature your topic and your approach to it.
For the last half century or more the final year undergraduate dissertation, typically an , word independent project, has been seen as the gold standard for . Human Sciences is a diverse discipline which enables students to study the biological, social and cultural aspects of human life, and provides a challenging alternative to some of the more traditional courses offered at Oxford.