Dissertation Titles Worth Publishing

Hugh Bassett discovers a few of the topics that probably didn’t need a 10,000 word essay.

The dissertation title deadline is a day that strikes fear into even the brainiest of students. Creating a sentence that coherently sums up the entirety of your academic talent is a challenge few us want to undertake lightly.

But there’s no need to worry, because your trusty old Tab has gone to all the trouble of compiling a list of the weirdest, most obscure and sometimes downright hilarious dissertation titles in case you’re in need of a little inspiration, or maybe just a few laughs.


“What dolphins want: animal intentionality and tool use” (Zoology)


Starring Mel Gibson.


“Girl Power: The success of the Spice Girls and their impact on British culture.” (Cultural Heritage Studies)


FINALLY the socio-economic merits of Geri’s Union Jack dress and Mel B’s ‘zig-a-zig-ah’ can be discussed in academia. Victoria Beckham has of course been the author of several seminal papers on why eating is cheating.


“A study to determine the psychological effect of constant insults on self-esteem.” (Psychology)


Is it going to be an improvement? (I also would love to have seen the scientifically sanctioned insults used)


“Queen blanche: The drag self-portrait in Tennessee William’s ‘A streetcar named desire’” (English Literature)

So you spent a large portion of your life wondering if a dead guy ever ran around in women’s clothes?


“The Vagina: An exploration of representation of female genitalia in modern society”