Each dissertation must follow the stages below:
• Intermediate (drafts of chapters etc.)
• Final (the completed dissertation)
You should upload the files for the Intermediate stage of a dissertation to the Thesis Repository. The text should be in MS Word or RTF formats (possibly with Excel appendices). Your supervisor will upload feedback comments.
The filename of the completed dissertation should be in the form “John Brown” dissertation final.doc” (or .docx), thus leaving no doubt that this is the final version and not a draft.
Ethical Approval for Dissertations
Please consult this guide provided when completing this form.
Title of Research and Project Focus
Project Aims and Objectives
Organisational Agreement (if applicable)
Approaching Individuals (if applicable)
How will you ensure ‘informed consent’ is gained from anyone involved in the research?
How will you approach data protection issues during your research?
Does this project require that the researcher applies for a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check?
What other ethical issues should you consider when conducting this research and how will potential ethical risk/harm be avoided?
Does your project require you to conform to any additional professional code of ethics such as provided by the British Society of Criminology or British Psychology Society or Law Society or any other similar professional body?
If you have answered YES above please cite the code and provide details below about where it can be consulted electronically.
If applicable, please attach any relevant enclosures, for example: information sheet, consent form and questionnaire for participants, signed organisational agreement, etc.