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Undergraduate Dissertation Word Count

Written By Albert Barkley on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | 15:00

An extended piece of research and writing on a single topic is known as an undergraduate dissertation. Typically, a dissertation is written during the last year of the degree program and the students are free to choose their topic idea according to their own interest. 

While writing a dissertation, it is necessary for the students to explore their topic in-depth. The students have to select a supervisor from their faculty members and they have to work according to the guidelines of the supervisor. The word counts of an undergraduate dissertation are from 10000 to 15000 words. The guidelines about the word count of a dissertation are provided in the dissertation prompt.

After getting an idea about the word count of an undergraduate dissertation, the next step is to get an idea about the word count of all the sections of the dissertation. For example, if you are going to write an undergraduate dissertation of 10000 to 12000 words, you can easily adjust the word count for all the sections of your dissertation. First of all, you will have to write the introductory section of your dissertation. The introductory section of your dissertation should not exceed from 1500 words. In the introductory chapter of the dissertation, you should try to write a pre-theoretical overview of your dissertation, the interest of your dissertation, the purpose of your research and objectives of your research in 500, 100, 600 and 300 words respectively.

The second chapter of your dissertation is known as a literature review. The literature review chapter of your dissertation should not exceed from 3000 words. In the literature review chapter of the dissertation, you should write a historical overview, review of the theory and context for study just within 500, 1500 and 1000 words respectively. 

The third chapter of a dissertation is known as research methodology and the research methodology chapter of a dissertation should not exceed from 2000 words. In the research methodology chapter of the dissertation, you will have to write philosophy, data collection technique, sourcing, research ethics and data analysis tools in just 500, 600, 200, 200 and 500 words respectively. 

The fourth chapter of an undergraduate dissertation is known as empirical material. This essential chapter of a dissertation should not exceed from 2000 words. In this chapter, you have to present the data, analyze the data and explore the findings just within 500, 1000 and 500 words respectively.

The fifth chapter of a dissertation is known as discussion. The discussion chapter of a dissertation should not exceed from 2000 words. In this essential chapter of the dissertation, the students have to discuss the topic and develop the theory just within 1800 and 200 words respectively. 

The last chapter of a dissertation is known as the conclusion. The concluding chapter of a dissertation should not exceed from 1500 words. In the concluding chapter of the dissertation, the students have to take the overview of the objectives of the dissertation, to explain the contribution to the theory, to take an overview of methodology, to explain the further research and to take an overall conclusion of the dissertation in just 300, 300, 300, 300 and 300 words respectively.

By following these essential tips, you can easily adjust the word count for your undergraduate dissertation.
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