Submitting Your Thesis

You are required to submit three copies of your thesis for examination in the following format:

  • the thesis shall be in A4 format
  • copies of the thesis shall be presented in a permanent and legible form; the size of character used in the main text, including displayed matter and notes shall be a minimum of font size 10 in Times Roman;
  • the thesis shall be printed on the recto side of the page only; the paper shall be white and within the range 70mg to 100mg;
  • the margin at the left-hand binding edge of the page shall not be less than 40mm; other margins shall not be less than 15 mm;
  • double or one-and-a-half spacing shall be used in the typescript except for indented quotations or footnotes where single spacing may be used;
  • pages shall be numbered consecutively through the main text including photographs and/or diagrams included as whole pages;
  • the title page shall give the following information:
    • the full title of the thesis;
    • the full name of the author;
    • the award for which the degree is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of London Metropolitan University;
    • the collaborating organisation(s), if any; and
    • the month and year of submission

Along with your theses, you are required to submit an RD10 – Declaration form.  Please do not bind this into your thesis.
RD10 - Student Declaration Form - MPhil/PhD/DProf
RD10 - Student Declaration Form - PhD Prior Output

London Met’s libraries offer soft bound printing and binding services.

Our local printers, Collis Bird and Withey also provide a printing and binding service. 

You are required to submit one copy of your hard bound thesis which will be lodged with London Metropolitan University's library, in the following format:

  • the thesis shall be in A4 format
  • the thesis shall be presented in a permanent and legible form; the size of character used in the main text, including displayed matter and notes shall be a minimum of font size 10 in Times Roman;
  • the thesis shall be printed on the recto side of the page only; the paper shall be white and within the range 70mg to 100mg;
  • the margin at the left-hand binding edge of the page shall not be less than 40mm; other margins shall not be less than 15 mm;
  • double or one-and-a-half spacing shall be used in the typescript except for indented quotations or footnotes where single spacing may be used;
  • pages shall be numbered consecutively through the main text including photographs and/or diagrams included as whole pages;
  • the binding shall be of a fixed type so that leaves cannot be removed or replaced;
  • the front and rear boards shall have sufficient rigidity to support the weight of the work when standing upright;
  • the outside front board shall bear the following information in at least 24pt type:
    • the title of the work;
    • the surname and initials of the student;
    • the qualification MPhil/PhD/Prof Doc;
    • and the year of final submission (xxxx);
  • the same information (excluding the title of work) shall be shown on the spine of the thesis, reading downwards.

Along with your thesis, you are required to submit an RD10 – Declaration form.  Please do not bind this into your thesis.
RD10 - Student Declaration Form - MPhil/PhD/DProf (Hardbound submission)
RD10 - Student Declaration Form - PhD by Prior Output (Hardbound submission)

Please also submit 2 PDFs plus any additional files such as drawings, sound recordings etc. The first PDF should be the final full thesis; the second PDF should include your title page, abstract, and table of contents. These pdfs will be lodged with the British Library via Ethos. If the files are larger than 20MB, please arrange to deliver them to the Research and Postgraduate Office on a memory stick or external hard drive. 

Please note:  the University is unable to confer your award or produce a certificate until we receive the hard bound copy of your thesis along with an RD10 Declaration Form. 

Our local printers, Collis Bird and Withey also provide a printing and binding service 

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