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HLST Dissertation
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The HLST Dissertation is the largest single piece of work assigned to students throughout their degree. It is intended both to consolidate the skills gained throughout the degree programme. Thus, the aims as well as the criteria of assessment of the HLST Dissertation are rather wide-ranging.

Please refer to the section below for further information and resources related to the HLST dissertation.


1. Timeline (Coordinated with ARI 5905 Research Topics in NLP)

  • Week 1 December: selection of research topic/supervisor
  • Week 2 January: project description
  • Week 1 February Seminar
  • Sept 30th Submission
2. HLST Dissertation: Topics and Supervisors 

3. Dissertation Guidelines


Resources related to the Spiral Bound copies, mainly how the front cover should be, the declaration form and other specifications, are available in the following formats .PDF Format and .DOC Format.

Note that the front cover page, together with any declarations etc. should also appear inside the bound version. Any program or data material should be on a CD attached to the inside back cover.

Hard bound version should look like the picture below but colour should be OLIVE GREEN instead of black. Lettering should be gold. The wording on the spine (note orientation of lettering which runs top to bottom) is double stripe - title - author - year - double stripe. On the front cover, outside, the main title appears centered. On bottom right hand side, aligned right, there is Author, MSc HLST, Month (first submission) Year.




M.Sc. Dissertation at a Partner University

If you are studying at a partner University during the second year, you will also submit your dissertation at University of Malta. Relevant procedures are described in the Procedures for Assessment of Dissertation for Partner Universities.



Last Updated: 5 October 2018

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