Therefore, the doctoral dissertation needs to include all the necessary elements to assess the originality and the quality of the work please: also take a look at article 18 in the university doctoral regulations the guidelines for language, size, design of cover and title page can be found below there are no other guidelines. This should not be confused with your author's declaration author's declaration (see above) text: this is the main body of your thesis, divided into chapters, sections, etc appendices: appendices may consist of material of considerable length or of lists, documents, commentaries, tables or other evidence that, if included. Jun 9, 2015 a while back beckmw found the average length of a dissertation for various fields of study, based on digital archives at the university of minnesota here's a follow- up to that data scrape with average lengths of masters' theses, again for various fields medical chemistry wins this round by the way, the. Text same size as main text, but lines may be in single line spacing fonts times new roman or trebuchet ms for the body of the thesis arial or trebuchet ms for headings line spacing 15 line spacing headings used to indicate the hierarchical structure of the text normally not more than 4 levels - including chapter. In quantitative research, it is very important to determine the sample size for your study your sample needs to represent your target population.
In the case of introductions and conclusions in doctoral theses, size does matter hope washes over the start of a phd candidature, but desperation and fear often mark its conclusion there are (at least) ten simple indicators that prompt examiners to recommend re-examination, major corrections or – with. Presentation requirements, including pagination, layout, type and color of paper, use of acid-free paper (where a copy of the dissertation will become a permanent part of the library collection), paper size, order of components, and citation style, will be checked page by page by the accepting officer before the thesis is. About a year ago i wrote a post describing average length of dissertations at the university of minnesota i've been meaning to expand that post by adding data from masters theses since the methods for gathering/parsing the records are transferable this post provides some graphics and links to r code for.
May 8, 2013 i've selected the top fifty majors with the highest number of dissertations and created boxplots to show relative distributions not many differences are observed among the majors, although some exceptions are apparent economics , mathematics, and biostatistics had the lowest median page lengths,. Like a good journal article, a master's thesis will respond to a debate in the political science literature, and will bring new evidence or arguments to bear upon the topic how long should it be how long does it take a master's thesis is generally 40-80 pages, not including the bibliography however, the length will vary.
Figures and other image specifications font: text in image files should follow the overall font specifications and is large enough to be read when inserted into the document the font in images should appear to be the same size as the text in your thesis. Page size the whole thesis must be on an 85 x 11 page size, and must be in a single, page-wide column do not use two or more columns in your thesis paragraphs the text of the thesis must be in paragraph form the first line of each paragraph must be indented, or there must be a larger space between paragraphs.
Thesis proposal [maximum length (not including references) – 15 pages] - title - abstract (1/2-1 page) - introduction (motivating the research) (≈1/2 -1 page) - statement of the problem and the specific issues to be studied (≈ 1/2 page) - previous work (critical review of the literature which is relevant to the scientific issues. 1 style guide for master's theses 11 fonts and font sizes - the font used in the body text is times new roman (or times roman) - the font size in the body text is 12 point - in the headings, use arial (or helvetica or a close equivalent) - if working in a program other than word (eg latex), choose a closely. Dec 7, 2016 your thesis page numbering: pretext pages: do not number pretext pages body: the body of the text begins with page 1 and all successive pages are numbered consecutively with arabic numbers (eg 2, 3, etc) including appendix/ appendices and bibliography page numbers should be the same size.