Home Oxford students Academic matters Study guidance Graduate Research degree stages Submission date and extension of time Submission date and extension of time This page outlines the final date by which your thesis should be submitted, the expected completion date and extensions of time.
Like it or not, at some point in the writing process, you will spend far too much time tweaking a minor formatting issue. Thankfully, typesetting tools like LaTeX can minimize this headache by providing consistent, structured formatting.
Word power-users will reply that Word has similar tricks up its sleeve. Of course, this paradigm creates a significant disconnect between the text you type and the beautiful PDF document that results.
This is where a good template comes in. It defines everything from how the title page is laid out to what the page header looks like in the bibliography. For a LaTeX user and anyone writing a document as long as a thesis should bea good template is everything.
I was lucky enough to find a template that Sam Evans adapted for social sciences use based on the original maths template by Keith Gillow.
I wound up making my own modifications, and re-packaged the template for posterity. Download the Oxford thesis template here.
If you prefer, you can also view on GitHub. Some of the features of this template are: The template includes chapter title pages with optional mini-ToC, epigraph, etc. The template includes a carefully refined table of contents.
The template includes the ability to add a list of abbreviations, glossary, etc. The thesis template can optionally highlight corrections for your examiners.
My modifications cleaned up some of the spacing, ensuring single-spaced tables and slightly more compact chapter headings. Table of Contents refinements.
Deposit of your thesis In order to have your degree conferred at a graduation ceremony you must submit one hard-bound copy of the final version of your thesis (including any approved minor corrections) for deposit in the Bodleian Library. A thesis or dissertation is a to the university where the candidate defends the thesis, but may depend on the University). with no corrections. The thesis is READ MORE. Thesis corrections After your viva you are likely to have some corrections to complete before you are awarded your doctorate. The extent can range from a few spelling mistakes to rewriting or adding complete chapters.
Careful attention was paid to spacing and page headings in the table of contents as well as other heading sections. This can get tricky in documents using lots of packages.
Many science and engineering theses use lots of abbreviations. Humanities and social sciences theses often need glossaries. While there are some dedicated LaTeX classes that meet these needs in complex cases, I decided to create a simple list environment to handle the routine cases.
Most Oxford theses go through a round of corrections, as time-honored a tradition as the viva itself. Minor corrections generally just involve sending a PDF of your revised thesis to your internal examiner. Major corrections often require a more exacting process.
This class allows you to designate text or figures, etc as a correction. You can then toggle between generating a document in which these corrections are highlighted in blue ideal for sending to your examiner for a quick read-through and just printing them without any adornment for generating your final copy.
Page layout, draft, and spacing options. In a few keystrokes, you can switch between a double-spaced, single-sided, binding-margin document ideal for submissiona 1.
An optional draft notice with date can be included in the footer — just remember to turn it off before submitting! And, just as importantly, it can be turned off when you want to print a version for yourself.An Oxford University student killed himself just hours after being told his PhD thesis needed to be improved, an inquest has heard.
A coroner was told how former Buddhist monk Juncnok Park hanged. Oxford alumni are also invited to deposit a digital copy of their thesis in ORA. ORA contains a growing collection of digital copies of successful Oxford theses submitted as part of research degree awards.
1 thesis (on something) a long piece of writing completed by a student as part of a university degree, based on their own research Students must submit a thesis on an agreed subject within four years. Oxford Collocations Dictionary adjective doctoral, honors, MA, verb + thesis do, work on, write, thesis + noun project, research, topic, preposition in a/ the thesis, thesis .
A thesis or dissertation is a to the university where the candidate defends the thesis, but may depend on the University). with no corrections. The thesis is READ MORE. Copies of your thesis should be packed in separate, unsealed, padded envelopes, one copy per examiner.
Please do not write anything on these envelopes. Submit two copies of your thesis to the Submissions and Research Degrees Team, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. corrections as in the final passed version of the thesis. Please see information on Preparing your thesis for instructions how to restrict access to parts of your thesis.