Planning and Writing your Thesis
Duration 1 day
Team Bristol Doctoral College

Are you half way through your research degree and beginning to wonder how you will ever collect your ideas into a thesis? Planning and Writing Your Thesis examines the purpose of a thesis and presents a structured approach to planning the document that meets the university's requirements. It emphasises time management strategies that will maximise your chances of finishing on time.

Before this course, please be prepared to:


  1. Bring a copy of a thesis that has been recently submitted by somone working in your department.
  2. Review the University's rules and guidelines on submission of theses (Section 9 of the Code of Practice)

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key readers and decision makers
  • Determine the key message of the thesis
  • Develop an examiner-appropriate structure
  • Employ a writing method that makes good use of scarce time

For / Special Requirements

For postgraduate researchers in the middle of their research degree.

Please note, by registering for this workshop you are agreeing to participate fully in the activities for the full duration of the workshop. 

Further information

Related workshops

  • Thesis Bootcamp
  • Project management for researchers: Completing your PhD
  • Viva Survivor

Cancellation notice: space for this session is limited. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend so that your place can be allocated to another student. Your faculty may incur a charge of £50, to cover the cost of your place, should you fail to attend on the day or cancel any latter than 3 full working days before the course. You may also be restricted from future bookings.


If you are unable to attend the course due to unexpected emergencies (i.e., sickness, caring responsibilities, etc.) please notify us by email (doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk) as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before. 


Please note this training room does not have a hearing loop for hearing aid users. If you wish to attend this session please contact the Bristol Doctoral College.

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