ADJ. research | doctoral, Master's, undergraduate | MSc, PhD, etc. | 15,000-word, etc.
VERB + DISSERTATION do, prepare, write Students can either do a dissertation or take part in a practical project. | complete, finish | hand in, present, submit Candidates are required to present a dissertation of between 8,000 and 12,000 words.
PREP. ~ on He wrote his Master's dissertation on rats.