What are the thesis requirements for my degree?


If you are submitting a PhD thesis it should not exceed 100,000 words and must make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge or understanding in the area with which it deals and/or to the application of knowledge to the analysis of problems in the study area. For a PhD thesis incorporating creative production the exegesis should be at least 30,000 words.

If you are submitting a Professional Doctorate thesis it should not exceed 60,000 words and must make a distinct contribution to the improvement of professional practice or policy. 

For a Masters by Research thesis you must display a sound knowledge of the field of research and include substantial critical review of the field and it should not exceed 60,000 words. For a masters thesis incorporating creative production the exegesis should be at least 10,000 words.

More information about specific thesis requirements for each type of research degrees is detailed in the Examination of Higher Degree by Research Theses Policy.


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