Within the English University system MLitt degrees are not offered in all institutions, nor in all disciplines. An MLitt is a Master's degree by research, where a Master of Arts degree is taught. [ citation needed ] An MLitt may be awarded as an alternative to the Master of Philosophy research degree and is usually placed higher in the hierarchy; starting with degrees such as the postgraduate Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc), then Master of Philosophy, and finally Master of Letters . [ citation needed ] Note that this varies from the position in Scotland.
If you are expected to develop your own headings, it is a good idea to use the 'styles' facility of your word processing system. (Microsoft Word and Open Office have them.) Use styles for the title, main headings and sub-headings, then the software can produce a contents list for you. It is outside the scope of this website to explain how, but, if 'styles' are something that you don't normally bother with or don't understand, you are very strongly urged to find someone to explain them to you. All progress reports will benefit, as will the thesis/dissertation . An important reason is that an up-to-date contents list reflects the 'shape' of what you are writing and can alert you immediately to gaps, obscurities and errors, etc, so saving hours of writing that later has to be discarded.
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