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Presentation Matters

The text should be double spaced, with the exception of footnotes, which should be single spaced.

Submissions should be typed. The main text, bibliography, and any other prefatory or appended materials should use 11 or 12 point font. Footnotes may use 10, 11 or 12 point font.

Margins should be at least 2.5cm on each side. The main text should be left justified but not right justified.

All pages should be numbered, with the exception of prefatory material (the title page, table of contents, and any acknowledgement page or abbreviations list) and the first page of full text. These numbers should be in the top right hand corner of each page and should not be preceded by any ‘p.’ or followed by a full stop.

Avoid ‘widows and orphans’: that is, headings, single words, or single lines of text that dangle, separated from the rest of the section to which they belong, at the top or bottom of a page. You may insert additional line spaces to avoid such occurrences.

Dissertations should include a table of contents on a separate page, which lists the title, chapter titles, and any sub-sections, giving for each the page number on which it begins (without any ‘p.’ or full stop associated with that number).

You are permitted by The Student Registry to print the thesis on both sides of A4 paper, the Faculty preference though is for it to be printed on one side of A4 paper (via a laser printer or a good inkjet printer).  You may wish to make use of the laser printing facilities provided in the Faculty's Graduate Research Room.

The main principle for presentation of an essay or thesis is that your style is consistent throughout the document.