Your thesis should be printed on A4 size paper, on one side of the paper only, with text in double spacing. (Quotations and footnotes may be single-spaced). It is your own choice whether footnotes appear at the bottom of the page or at the end of a chapter (but bottom of the page is preferable). Footnotes should be clearly separated from the text if appearing at the bottom of the page, and should be in the same size font as the body of the text. Please ensure that you use a clear and legible font throughout (e.g. Times 12, Arial Narrow 12) and that whatever printer you opt to use gives a clear and legible result.
Margins should not be less than 3.5cm on the left-hand side and 1.5cm on the other three sides to allow for binding and trimming of an acceptable standard.
In researching and writing your thesis, you are entitled to 1000 free shots of printing and photocopying but you are required to use a specific machine provided by the Faculty for MA students – Napier Room 524. You are also entitled to 5 free Interlibrary Loans but if you want express service you have to pay the difference. See the staff in the School of History & Politics office for more information and to register for the printing and obtain the necessary codes for Interlibrary Loans.
The thesis should incorporate
- a title page giving the title of the thesis in full, the names and degrees of the candidate, the name of the discipline or disciplines of the university associated with the work and the date when submitted for the degree
- a table of contents
- an abstract of the thesis of not more than 350 words
- a signed Declaration to the effect that:
This work contains no material which has been accepted for the award of any other degree or diploma in any university or other tertiary institution and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, contains no material previously published or written by another person, except where due reference has been made in the text. I give consent to this coy of my thesis, when deposited in the University Library, being available for loan and photocopying.
You need to submit an electronic copy of the dissertation to Caroline Ralph at the History & Politics office, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you have successfully completed the Masters program you will need to provide two hard-bound copies of the thesis to Caroline Ralph at the School of History & Politics Office (Room 423, Napier Building). One copy is for the Barr Smith Library, and one is for the School collection. Note that the School does not pay for hard-binding of the dissertation, this is your responsibility.
Although you are not required to use any particular dissertation binder, the binder most commonly used for dissertations is:
William Harley and Son Pty Ltd
28 Dew Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Telephone: 8443 7515