Structure of PhD Thesis / Specifications

 


Structure of the PhD Thesis


 

  • Hard Cover
  • Title Page (Inside Cover)
  • Back side of Title Page
  • Validation Page (must bear the signature of the Research Supervisor and the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee. Other signatures are not obligatory).
  • Declaration and signature of Doctoral Candidate
  • Abstract in Greek (approximately 500 words)
  • Abstract in an international language (approximately 500 words)
  • Acknowledgements (Optional-depends on the candidate)
  • Dedication (Optional-depends on the candidate)
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Chapters
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendices (if applicable)

 


General Specifications for the Preparation of the Doctoral Dissertation


Phd dissertation: Leather bound copies of the Phd dissertation are submitted to the Department, the Library and the Graduate School. The content of the PhD dissertation on CD is submitted to the Library as well.

Binding: The PhD dissertation must be bound in size A4 volume(s), in dark brown leather cover. The cost of binding is undertaken by the PhD candidate.

Dissertation length: The minimum number of words for a PhD dissertation is 10,000 words, unless otherwise specified by each Department through its departmental postgraduate students' rules. The length of the dissertation relates to the requirements and particularities of the topic. Scientific competence is more important than the length for the thesis evaluation.

Cover: A golden-colour University of Cyprus logo appears on the dissertation cover. Data included on the cover are: academic department, thesis title, author's name, the phrase "Doctoral Dissertation" and the year it is submitted.

Paper: The dissertation must be printed on good quality A4 white paper.

Font/size: It is recommended that the dissertation be printed in black font, preferably Times Roman or Arial or other font, size 11 or 12.  For footnotes and endnotes it is recommended that a smaller size of the same font be used. Titles and headings may have different size.

Spacing: It is recommended that line spacing is 1.5. Extended citations, footnotes, appendices, and references may be single spaced.

Margins: Top, bottom and right margins must be 2 cm; left must be 3.5 cm.

Printing: Printing should be consistently clear and dark and only one side of the paper is to be used. Either laser printing or photocopying of high quality is acceptable. Inkjet printing is not accepted.

Pagination: Preliminary pages (i.e. the validation page, acknowledgements, table of contents and related pages) must have continuous numbering in lower case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, iv, v, ...). The title page inside must not be numbered and be counted in the total number of pages. All following pages of the dissertation text, including appendices (if any) and bibliographies, must have continuous numbering using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...). Page numbers are located at the bottom, justified to the right.

 


 Printed Appearance of PhD Dissertations


 

Hard Cover – the information below, in the order given, is provided in golden colour uppercase letters:

  • University of Cyprus logo (in golden colour)
  • Academic department [Department of .......]
  • Title of PhD dissertation
  • The phrase "DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DISSERTATION"
  • Author's full name
  • Year of submission

Volume Spine – the information below, in the order given, is provided in golden colour uppercase letters:

  • Author's full name
  • The phrase "DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DISSERTATION"
  • Volume number (in case there are more than one)
  • Year of submission

Title Page (Inside Cover) – the same information as provided on the cover, in uppercase letters:

  • University of Cyprus logo
  • Academic department [Department of .......]
  • Title of PhD dissertation
  • Author's full name
  • The sentence "A dissertation submitted to the University of Cyprus in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy"
  • Month and Year of submission

The page following the Title Page (on the back of the title page) – Information provided:

  • ©Full name, Year of submission

 


 Structure of the main parts of the PhD dissertation


 The dissertation's parts must appear in the following order:

Validation Page – information provided:

  • "VALIDATION PAGE"Doctoral candidate: [.........full name]
  • Dissertation Title
  • The following sentence in italics: "The present Doctoral Dissertation was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Department of .......... [name of the department] and was approved on the ................ [date of approval] by the members of the Examination Committee."
  • Examination Committee:
    • Research Supervisor [.............full name, position, signature]
    • Other members [............full name, position, signature (for each one)]

The validation page must bear the signature of the Research Supervisor and the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee. Other signatures are not obligatory.

Declaration of Doctoral Candidate – the following statement must be provided:

"The present doctoral dissertation was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Cyprus. It is a product of original work of my own, unless otherwise mentioned through references, notes, or any other statements."

Full Name and Signature of the Doctoral Candidate

Abstract in Greek (approximately 500 words) - (the abstract should be read independently)

Abstract in an international language (approximately 500 words) - (the abstract should be read independently)

Acknowledgements (Optional – depends on the candidate)

Dedication (Optional – depends on the candidate)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Chapter 1: Introduction

Other Chapters

Conclusions

References

Appendices (if applicable)

 


GUIDELINES FOR DOCTORAL THESIS


Guidelines for Doctoral Thesis

 


TEMPLATE: SPECIFICATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING, EDITING, WRITING AND SUBMISSION OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION