Thesis preparation

Key guidance and protocols to follow when preparing your doctoral thesis.


General guidance on writing your thesis and the support available.

Preparing a thesis


Information on the various formats permitted by the University.

Thesis formats

Formatting and binding

How to correctly format and bind your thesis.

Formatting and binding

Copyright material

How to get permission and use third-party material in theses.

Using copyright material

Unfair means

How to avoid using unfair means, how they are detected and what happens if a student is found to be using them.

Unfair means in assessments

Publishing work prior to submission

Guidance on including work you have already published in your thesis.

Including previously published work

Thesis mentoring

Thesis Mentoring pairs PGR students with an experienced Early Career Researcher for four months towards the end of your PhD.

Thesis mentoring