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The Conventional Thesis

Generally, theses submitted for examination comprise a substantial written narrative of around 80,000 words in the case of a Doctorate, 40,000 words in the case of a 100% research Masters thesis and 27,500 words in the case of a thesis for a student in the mixed research and coursework Master of Philosophy or Master of Clinical Science stream.

Please note that approval from the Research Education and Development Committee must be obtained, prior to submission of your thesis, if it is considerably longer then the stipulated length.

Under normal circumstances, the thesis must be presented in English. However, where academic reasons to submit the thesis in a language other than English exist, an ‘Application to Vary Thesis Format’ should be completed and submitted to the Dean of Graduate Studies for approval together with the core component of the structured program. If approval is granted, a substantial abstract in English will be required at the time of submission.


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