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Optional Dissertation

At Part II of the MML Tripos, students have the option for one of their scheduled papers to be examined by dissertation rather than the 3 hour written exam. All of the scheduled papers available at MML Part II Italian can be examined in this manner.

Students apply to submit a dissertation by providing the Faculty Office with a proposed title for their dissertation which is then forwarded to the relevant Department for approval. All students must first find a supervisor and agree a title with them, and then seek approval from their Director of Studies. Students will then submit their proposed titles via an online survey on the MML Part II Moodle site. The Faculty will contact the relevant DoS and supervisor to confirm their approval. The Faculty will inform each student of its approval or otherwise via email. An Optional Dissertation Handbook is available (see link below). Students should download and read this handbook carefully, paying particular attention to the information on overlap. The important points relating to overlap are listed below:

  • Students may not offer a dissertation in place of a paper that they have offered in a previous part of the Tripos (e.g. in MML Part IB).
  • Students may not offer a dissertation on a subject which contains substantial overlap with the subject of their Year Abroad Project.
  • Students may not offer a dissertation on a subject that was a specific topic of set text in any paper offered at MML Part IB.

Guidelines

Optional Dissertation Guidelines Tripos 2017


Summary of dates for Tripos 2021-22

What? When? Submission of proposed title TBC Submission of change to title TBC Submission of Optional Dissertation TBC


Toolkit

A Dissertation Toolkit is available to students by clicking here.

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