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Dissertations and theses

In this section of the website:

Sotheby's dissertations are extremely useful for showing you how to write and set out your own MA dissertation. In addition, many contain valuable original research into art and the art world. This guide explains how to browse lists of dissertations completed by previous students on your course, how to search for dissertations on particular topics, and how to access them.

Other dissertations and theses explains how to search for and access dissertations from other institutions, in Britain and abroad. Both Master's and PhD dissertations are covered. These dissertations often contain scholarly work unpublished elsewhere.

Coursework: the London library keeps essays completed by MA in Contemporary Art (MACA) students. These may also be useful for students on other courses.


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