Thesis Preparation

It is important your thesis is written and formatted in line with university requriements. These can vary depending on the research degree you are undertaking. Common requirements across most research degrees include:

  • the thesis must be written in English
  • sources should be clearly and appropriately referenced
  • the thesis (including footnotes and appendices) should not exceed 100,000 words for PhD & MD, 60,000 words for MPhil and 25,000 – 30,000 for Doctor in Dental Science programmes (excluding references and appendicies)

Specific information relating to your programme can be found in the Ordinance version relevant to your year of admission. 

The  PGR Code of Practice Appendix 7 provides information on layout and formatting, in the relevant annex which can be accessed here.

Research writing

Writing your thesis may seem like a daunting task but the University Development Team in The Academy deliver workshops and provide a variety of online resources to help improve your writing skills.