Dissertations

For 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 dissertations, please liaise with your coordinator, i.e. Dr M. Paroomal (paroomal@uom.ac.mu)

Dissertations 2009-10

Note to students registered for dissertation for this semester (Semester 2 of 2009-2010)
Deadline for submission is: Wednesday 31st March 2010 by 4 p.m.
All students should submit 3 copies (two spiral-bound copies and one copy on disk) to the Registry with the declaration form, dissertation submission form and project progress log.
You are strongly advised to read carefully and adhere to the regulations which are on the UOM website. You should pay particular attention to the following:
– Referencing & Plagiarism
– Word limit (8,000-12,000)
– Presentation and layout
– Penalties for not respecting word limit and late submissions

REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS
http://www.uom.ac.mu/Admissions/calendar/regulations/CHAP7.htm

PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/ DOCUMENT(S
http://www.uom.ac.mu/Admissions/calendar/regulations/CHAP8.htm

The UoM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing
http://www.uom.ac.mu/Admissions/Calendar/regulations/MPhilPhd/harvardsys.htm

Update (25th November 20009): In order to ensure that the dissertation research process goes smoothly, ALL students who intend to register for the dissertation next semester and who will then be supposed to submit in March 2010 should produce a first draft of their dissertation by 20th January 2010.

This deadline will allow us to advise you on whether to proceed with registration in January (deadline will be 30th January 2010 for module registration) and avoid last minute panic and sub-standard work. As you know, dissertation carries 8 credits (10 credits for students registered in 2004 and 2005) and if you register but do not submit the dissertation, you run the risk of losing a lot on your CPA and your degree classification may be greatly affected.

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Update (23rd Sep)
Here’s the list of students per supervisor:

Dr R. Kasenally
Mikael Gujadhur
Adhilla Gukhool
Martine Luchmun
Ariele Poché
Joanna Seenayen

Dr M. Paroomal
Nathalie Bookaree
David Chinapah
Sapna Isram
Isaie Mourade
Joyce Serret

Mrs C. Chan-Meetoo
Atisha Appadoo
Caroline Assy
Nausheen Aullybux
Yavin Bholah
Daniella Ithier

Mr A. Chenganna
Bilkiss Jaffaralli
Geetanjalee Lallbeeharry
Naime Luchmun
Bhoopendrasingh Saylesh Ramcharun

Please ensure that you contact your respective supervisor for an appointment to start working on your dissertation. Also note that each students should have two copies of the project progress log which should be used for recording meetings and progress (one for the student, one for the supervisor). A copy of the final project progress log will have to be included with the dissertation upon submission in March 2010.

Here’s a soft copy of the Project Progress Log

Update (16th Sep): Deadline is extended to Thursday 17th Sep latest.

To all students who intend to submit their dissertation in this academic year (i.e. by March 2010), please download the following form and fill in, then submit to me by Wednesday 16th September.
Students may consult lecturers by e-mail, telephone or by appointment for advice on their proposed topic and methodology before submitting their forms.
Dissertation Proposal Form 2009-10

Meeting with all dissertation supervisors
On 9th September, all dissertation supervisors will come to meet Year 4 students at 1.30 p.m. (during the New Media class).

ABOUT THE DISSERTATION
You may have a look at the following guidelines which give some good advice about how to proceed. The resource is meant for Geography students but 80% of the advice given is also applicable to you.

I would also strongly advise consulting the Regulations section of the UOM website, especially the page devoted to dissertations.

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ARCHIVES for Dissertations 2008-09

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