Submitting Your Thesis

You are required to submit three copies of your thesis for examination if your viva is taking place on the premises of the university or other location but only a single copy if your viva is taking place online. You are also required to send a pdf of your thesis. Your soft bound thesis must comply with the following conventions:

  • 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;
  • the paper shall be white and within the range 70mg to 100mg; printing on both sides of the page is permissible;
  • the outside, top and bottom margins shall not be less than 15mm; the inside margins, i.e., the margins at the binding edge of the page, shall not be less than 40mm;
  • 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 in British English spelling; please do not use capital letters throughout but apply the usual capitalisation rules for titles;
    • the full name of the author;
    • the award for which the degree is submitted in the form: ‘Submitted to the [School name] of London Metropolitan University in partial fulfilment of the requirements of [degree title, i.e., MPhil/PhD/DProf/EdD];
    • the collaborating organisation(s), if any;
    • the month and year of submission;
    • the names of the last supervisors in the form ‘Supervised by ….’ (optional); you may mention all your supervisors including any previous supervisors in the acknowledgments.

Along with your theses, you are required to submit an RD10 – Declaration form.  Please do not bind this into your thesis.

You can find the RD10 form in our research form centre.

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;
  • the paper shall be white and within the range 70mg to 100mg; printing on both sides of the page is permissible but consider that ink might transfer to the opposite page. Single sided printing is mandatory if the electronic version of the thesis is redacted, e.g., for copyright reasons;
  • the outside, top and bottom margins shall not be less than 15mm; the inside margins, i.e., the margins at the binding edge of the page, shall not be less than 40mm;
  • 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 full title of the thesis in British English spelling; please do not use capital letters throughout but apply the usual capitalisation rules for titles;
    • the full name of the author;
    • the qualification MPhil/PhD/DProf/EdD;
    • the School of the author (optional, please use a smaller font size so that the School name fits in one line);
    • London Metropolitan University;
    • the year of final submission (xxxx);
    • the names of the last supervisors in the form ‘Supervised by ….’ (optional, please use a smaller font size so that the phrase fits in one line); you may mention all your supervisors including any previous supervisors in the acknowledgments.
  • the same information (excluding the title of work, the School and the supervisors) 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.

You can find the RD10 form in our research form centre.

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 address is:

Research and Postgraduate Office

Room AB1-28, Holloway campus

166-220 Holloway Road

London N7 8DB

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