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How to Write a Dissertation for Uni

Learn how to conduct research & skilfully write your dissertation for a high-level degree. This 10-week Course starts Jan 8th, 2018.

Writing a dissertation (thesis) is not easy and they can range from 10,000 to 25,000 words! Unfortunately, universities don’t really teach you how to conduct, or write, your research project. This then leaves students feeling anxious about the whole process. This 10-week course will guide you on how to create a research project from idea stage and teach you how to skilfully create a formal academic dissertation.


This course requires 5-8 hours of study per week and will develop your academic English language, writing skills, and confidence so that you can graduate and begin your future.

Course Structure:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: New 1-hour lecture released
  • Wednesdays: Reading/ Writing/ Listening Task
  • Saturdays: Live Q&A Webinar with Course Director, Niamh

To attend this course, students require an upper-intermediate level of English.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The importance & need for research
  • Qualitative and Quantitative research methods
  • Research methods for different disciplines
  • Worldviews in research
  • Research strategies
  • Ethics in research
  • How to create your own surveys
  • How to develop your academic writing style
  • The structure of an academic research paper
  • Critical thinking for research
  • Reliability & validity in research
  • How to design a study
  • Problems that exist in research
  • How to efficiently search for reliable sources of information
  • How to avoid plagiarism
  • How to write a literature review
  • How to write an academic introduction in a research paper
  • How to write the research methodology in an academic study
  • How to write & present the research results
  • How to develop the discussion in a research paper
  • How to create a conclusion in a research paper
  • How to create an academic abstract for a research paper
  • How to give a presentation of your research paper
  • How research papers are graded
  • How to develop your academic English language skills
  • How to become an effective communicator
  • How to build your confidence in public speaking

This course is essential if you are to successfully graduate from university.


Your Instructor


Niamh Kelly
Niamh Kelly

I'm a University Lecturer, specialising in academic English, and English for specialist subjects (Science & Engineering) with a Teaching Diploma & a Master's Degree in Science. For over 12 years, I have been designing, coordinating & teaching English & Science courses to international students. I have designed courses for leading English language schools in Cambridge & Oxford, as well as Trinity College, Dublin. (Courses are listed below)

I have now Co-Founded, Hippo Educational Technologies, which creates technology to help English learners improve their academic English to advance their studies & careers. ‘Hippo Campus’ is the name given to our online school.

Join our courses to learn new strategies & techniques that I have specifically designed to help you, as an English learner, to succeed in expanding your academic language and fluency. Whether you need to pass an English exam, get into university, achieve a degree or access your chosen career path, we have the courses that can help you achieve your goals.

I look forward to working with you,

Niamh Kelly

Courses that I have designed include:

  • Science Without Borders (English for Science students): Trinity College, Dublin
  • Bioscience
  • Experimental Science
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Science
  • EAP for Engineering
  • Critical Thinking for Science/Engineering
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods
  • Dissertation Development
  • Personal Statement Writing for University
  • Communication Skills
  • Statistics

Some of the institutions that I have taught in:



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on January 8th, 2018. and will last for 10 weeks.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchasing this course, you have unlimited access for as long as you like. Subscribers to the school will have access for the duration of their subscription.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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