PhD/MPhil Thesis submission


What criteria is the thesis examined against?


How should the thesis be formatted?

Instructions and notes on submission

Suggested order for pages in the thesis:

  1. Title page
  2. Declaration of authorship
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Abstract
  5. List of contents
  6. List of tables/figures/illustrations/accompanying material
  7. Body of Thesis
  8. Appendices
  9. Glossary/Abbreviations
  10. Bibliography/References


What should be submitted?

The following should be emailed to

  • An electronic PDF copy of your thesis.  If your electronic thesis document is too large to attach to an email, please upload your thesis to a file-sharing site (such as Dropbox) and send the link to this in your email.
  • The declaration of number of words form (signed by your supervisor)


Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the requirement to submit two hard copies of your thesis at this stage has been waived.  You would only have to submit hard copies at a later stage if your examiners specifically request them for the viva.  The Doctoral School will inform you if this is the case.



What happens next?



Contact us


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In person:

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Quick links

Overview of PhD/MPhil exam process

Instructions and notes on submission

Declaration of number of words form