Thesis Layout and Presentation 

For information regarding the formatting of theses look at the Code of Practice for Supervised Postgraduate Research.

There you will find detailed guidance on how to present your thesis. Check with your School's handbook for any specific requirements such as referencing style.

Conversion to PDF

Following final examination and including any amendments, the University of Dundee requires that a PDF version of a thesis is archived in the institutional repository,  Discovery.

If you are working on the student desktop you have access to Microsoft Office 2013 and conversion to PDF is straightforward.

If you are working with other types of software and encounter problems converting your document to PDF please contact UoD IT for assistance.

For further instructions on how to archive the final examined version of your thesis within Discovery follow the step-by-step guide.

File Size

If your file is large and you experience problems loading it up to Discovery then you can contact the Discovery team in order to deposit your thesis files at the University’s Dropbox facility. 

Restricting access to theses

For more information on copyright and embargoes see How to Archive Your Thesis.