During the week before the filing deadline, every attempt will be made to have a Reference Librarian on duty during all Reference Desk hours, but at other times you may wish to call ahead, particularly if you are on a tight schedule.
Students are welcome to call the Reference Desk at (510) 649-2501 with questions, and you are welcome to have the Reference Librarian look over a draft of your thesis/dissertation before submitting the final copy.
A markscale is not applicable to MA programmes by research.
The degree of MA by Research may not be awarded with distinction.
They also both have a cover page and bibliography section. The Differences between an Undergraduate and a Masters Dissertation.
While the expectations about the research and writing skill level will exponentially increase from undergraduate to graduate level – after all, they expect you to have learned a lot during the course of your undergraduate degree – the same basic tips apply on finding success with the final dissertation report.
Students wanting personal copies bound can contact the bindery directly for cost and instructions.
One dissertation is not like the other – and that is certainly the case when comparing and contrasting an undergraduate dissertation and a masters dissertation. The Differences between an Undergraduate and a Masters Dissertation [Internet]. [Accessed 7 September 2019]; Available from: https://
Students are also required to submit two copies of a CD (or other portable data storage unit acceptable to the University) containing an electronic copy (normally in pdf format) of the dissertation.
Students who wish to have continuing access to the University library during this three month period should contact Registry Services to request it.