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Undergraduate Handbook: School Guidelines for Honours Dissertations

School Dissertation Coordinator: Prof. Margaret-Anne Hutton

The School Coordinator is your first point of contact for any non-subject-specific queries about dissertation modules across the School.

Surgery Hours: Mon. 9-10 and Thurs. 10-11


Departmental Dissertation Coordinators:

Arabic: Dr Catherine Cobham (both semesters)

Comparative Literature: Prof M-A Hutton (both semesters)

French: Dr Gavin Bowd (both semesters)

German: Dr Michael White (both semesters)

Italian: Dr Claudia Rossignoli (both semesters)

Persian: Dr Saeed Talajooy (both semesters)

Russian: Dr Emily Finer (semester 1; semester 2 tbd)

Spanish: Dr Cathy Barbour (semester 1); Dr Ted Bergman (semester 2)

Joint dissertation across 2 subjects: shared by departmental coordinators


Departmental Dissertation Coordinators should be contacted:

  • when you are looking for a potential supervisor 
  • if you have subject-specific queries

Dissertation Administrator: please contact the School office,


Ideally, you should already have chosen your dissertation topic either during the summer break (Semester 1 Short Dissertation; Long Dissertation) or in the course of Semester 1 (Semester 2 Short Dissertation), and have been allocated a supervisor. However, this is not always possible.

If you have not yet done this, you must meet with the Departmental Dissertation Module Coordinator in Week 1 in order to define your topic and be assigned a supervisor.