Structuring Your Thesis (Arts Humanities and Social Sciences)


Session description



This workshop provides guidance on structuring your thesis and starting to write up your doctoral work. We will discuss how to decide upon and develop a coherent structure for your thesis, and think about the order of individual chapters. We will consider a number of strategies for making a start on your thesis. There will be a number of opportunities to practise these skills during the session.

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
• Construct a realistic structure of your thesis
• Create a plan for starting to write


Wednesday 9th November 2016: 1000-1200

Monday 12th December 2016: 1000-1200

Tuesday 7th March 2017: 1000-1200

Monday 10th July 2017: 1000-1200

How to make your reservation

Log into PROSE and search for 'Structuring'

Session pre-requisites This workshop is recommended for research students who are nearing the end of their research degree.
Pre-session work required

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of any existing thesis structures.

Key readings/resources

Structuring Your Thesis resources list

Covered RDF domains

Domain A - Knowledge and intellectual abilities.
Subdomain A3 (Creativity).

Domain B - Personal effectiveness.
Subdomain B2 (Self-management).

Domain C - Research governance and organisation.
Subdomain C2 (Research management).

Domain D - Engagement, influence and impact.
Subdomain D2 (Communication and dissemination).

Delegate places

Minimum 6 delegates
Maximum 20 delegates

Facilitator(s) and contact details

Dr Melanie Petch (

For Office Use Only

Course Code: SDCRSCH-PGR015

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