In the Institute of Education the thesis may take the form of one study not exceeding 50,000 words in length or two studies each not exceeding 20,000 words in length inclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography.
In the Centre for Applied Linguistics this shall take the form of a research thesis not exceeding 50,000 words in length, exclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography.
In addition, the covering document must include, as an appendix, a full bibliography of all the work published by the candidate.
A candidate may include with their submitted material work that has not been published only with the prior approval of the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies.
The thesis shall be clearly and concisely written, well argued, and shall show a satisfactory knowledge of both primary and secondary sources.
In addition, it shall contain a full bibliography and, where appropriate, a description of methods and techniques used in the research.To satisfy the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Medicine a thesis shall consist of a substantial original contribution to medical knowledge which is, in principle, worthy of publication.The thesis shall be clearly and concisely written and well argued and shall show a satisfactory knowledge of both primary and secondary sources.An appendix may not exceed 5,000 words in length unless permission to exceed this length is given by the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies.To satisfy the requirements for the degree of Ph D, a thesis shall constitute a substantial original contribution to knowledge which is, in principle, worthy of peer-reviewed publication.The University’s regulations define the requirements for the thesis for each research degree as follows: 3.1 Degree of Master by Research, Master of Medical Science; and Master of Surgery (MA, MSc, LLM by Research, MMed Sci, MS) 3.2 Degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 3.3 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) 3.4 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) by Published Work 3.5 Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) 3.6 Degree of Doctor of Education (Ed D) 3.7 Degree of Doctor of Engineering (Eng D) 3.8 Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClin Psych) 3.9 Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of a degree of Master shall be clearly and concisely written, show evidence of originality in knowledge and interpretation, and shall also be judged on its scholarly presentation. The thesis shall not exceed 40,000 words, exclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography.A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of MPhil shall constitute an original contribution to knowledge.The thesis shall not exceed 60,000 words, exclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography.In the Faculty of Arts an appendix may contain material that functions as data to supplement the main argument of the thesis, and may not contain material that is an integral part of the thesis.The total length of all appendices may not exceed 5,000 words in length unless permission to exceed this length is given by the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies.In addition, the Board of Graduate Studies has resolved that a thesis submitted for the degree of Ph D should be an original investigation characterised by rigorous methodology and capable of making a significant contribution to knowledge commensurate with the normal period of registration for a full-time or part-time student.