Six basic assessment criteria for dissertation
1. The clarity of the aim or purpose of the dissertation, and the extent to which this is carefully justified
2. The extent to which the dissertation uses an appropriate and adequately justified research strategy and research methods to investigate the chosen topic
3. The extent to which the dissertation draws carefully and critically on existing literature that is relevant to the topic
4. The extent to which the material collected for the dissertation is carefully and systematically analysed
5. The degree to which the dissertation draws conclusions that are precise, relevant to the aims, and based on the investigation, with consideration given to their implications for policy and practice
6. The degree to which the dissertation is clearly written, attractively presented, and follows the required format
Note: A minimum and maximum length is prescribed for the dissertation. If your dissertation exceeds the upper word limit by more than 10%, the ‘additional’ words may be ignored and the mark awarded may be based on what has been read by the markers. Remember that you must give the word count at the beginning of the final submission.