Phd dissertations must not exceed, without prior permission of the degree committee, 65,000 words, including appendices, bibliography, footnotes, tables and equations, and not to contain more than 150 figures you must submit with your dissertation a statement signed by yourself giving the length of the dissertation and. When to submit your phd thesis cannot normally be submitted until you have been registered for eight complete terms and must be submitted by the end of your fourth year in deciding when to submit your thesis you should be guided by your supervisor and by your annual reviews students who have not submitted within. Open access and phd theses it is now a university requirement that all pgr students registered from the start of the 2008-09 academic year must submit their thesis electronically this means that the full text of the theses is available via the university's etheses repository white rose etheses online (wreo) and the british. In addition to the electronic dissertation submission, the original complete and signed dissertation acceptance certificate must be delivered to the registrar's office, smith campus center, 1350 massachusetts avenue, suite 450, cambridge, ma 02138, by 5:00 pm on the dissertation deadline this certificate should be. However, the first cycle of phd candidates who have studied in the web 20 environment are submitting their doctorates this year the impact on the theses i have examined recently is clear to see students do not differentiate between refereed and non-refereed or primary and secondary sources. Degree committee and examination information for graduate students, supervisors, examiners and committee members in physics & chemistry. Format: the phd dissertation is normally initially submitted as a soft-bound copy with a spiral binding see the cambridge students website for more details on all aspects of formatting the text etc the dissertation you submit is the document that will be examined you should not attempt to send any additional documents to. Length of thesis your thesis should not exceed a total of 100,000 words for a phd or 60,000 for an mphil (including footnotes, bibliography and appendices) examiners usually expect a considerably shorter thesis for most subject areas permission to submit an overlength thesis must be sought from the research degrees.
My university have only just introduced mandatory oral exam for phd's (i'm not in the uk) and i have been advised to plan for four months or more to me this seems like a huge make sure the examiners are approached prior to submission so they are ready to view your thesis the quicker it is done, the. If you expect to leave the uk soon after submission you will need to return to the uk to attend the oral examination (viva) you should state on the application. Just after submitting the soft-bound copies of my thesis, i started to feel anxious about my viva voce i was worrying about the result i would get after five years of hard work for my phd in cambridge but, almost everyone that i talked to seemed to have experienced a level of anxiety with regard. Phd, edd, engd, md, mlitt, msc students how do i present my thesis you must submit two bound copies of the dissertation for examination candidates for the md degree must submit three copies of their dissertation soft-bound thesis must be bound in such a way for the contents to be securely fixed within the covers,.
Once you have submitted your thesis you will be invited to defend your doctorate at a 'viva voce' (latin for 'by live voice') or oral examination the thesis defence can be a daunting prospect, but many people really enjoy this experience of discussing their phd research with genuinely interested experts it can also be a. A loose copy of the summary, identical to that included in the final version the summary should include the dissertation title and your name this is for library. Phd graduands provide the student registry with a bound copy of their thesis to which they attach a 'deposit & copying of dissertation declaration' student registry then provides the on the shelves in a restricted area further information about submitting a hard bound thesis can be found on the student registry pages.
Home faculty of history graduates phd (years 2-4) handbook submission of thesis checklist faculty of history studying at cambridge menu home about us back to section home about us about us overview academic staff directory university teaching officers college teaching officers early career. One of the examiners is always from outside the university (the 'external' examiner) the other is customarily a member of the university of cambridge (the 'internal' examiner) the research students are advised to start reviewing phd examination - stage two - preparation and submission of thesis carausal reading. When you submit your phd dissertation to the board of graduate studies they will make certain checks and log your submission they will then forward the dissertation to the engineering graduate studies office, usually the day after you submit if we have appointed examiners for you, we will send out your dissertations. Dissertation word limits are set by degree committees if candidates need to increase their word limits they will need to apply for permission application forms.
The oral examination making corrections to a dissertation after examination revising and resubmitting your dissertation.
Writing papers and submitting them to journals throughout phd candidature allows progress to be monitored and evaluated as you go i presented two published articles in my phd thesis, and three other submitted articles (two of which have been re-submitted), all as individual chapters my research area. After submitting your two soft-bound dissertation copies to the board, you should also upload an electronic version in pdf the upload page optionally also allows you to deposit a source-code package that you can leave with the department, for example to archive any software that you wrote in association with your thesis,. Should you wish to apply to exceed the word limit you must make an application via your self-service at least three months before submitting your dissertation with a full supporting statement from your supervisor you are not allowed to include the whole or the major part of your mphil thesis within your phd dissertation.