Dissertation [from Print source using OSCOLA]


Normally, dissertations are not the best sources to cite. If your lecturer agrees to their use, follow the format below.

Standard Form

As a footnote:

Author (Initials or Forename unpunctuated followed by Surname), 'Title' (additional information year) page if required.


JP Hardman, ‘Rainer Werner Fassbinder's BRD trilogy: a manifesto for social and political reform’ (Unpublished undergraduate dissertation, University of Portsmouth 1999) 14.


  • Dissertations are usually non-recoverable, except sometimes to staff and students of the institution to which they were submitted.