Storey Hall, City campus

Building 16, Level 7, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, 336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne

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04 May 2017

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration is essential as places may be limited. We will confirm your place after you register your attendance.
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This workshop explores a variety of alternative thesis or dissertation structures.


Your thesis should tell the story of your research in the best way possible. This may mean searching for an alternative structure to the ‘traditional’ thesis (introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion).

Candidates who would like to explore ‘traditional’ structures (particularly those in science, engineering and technology) might also consider the Writing a thesis with a ‘traditional’ structure workshop.

Candidates in project-based design fields might consider the Writing a dissertation in design and the creative arts workshop.

Learning outcomes

You will develop an understanding of a variety of thesis structures and some commonalities among these.

Designed for

All HDR candidates who want to explore alternative thesis or exegesis structures. It is particularly useful for those in their first year of candidature.


Dr Judy Maxwell