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Research Guide: Thesis & Dissertation

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Past presentations

Writing a Thesis

by Prof. Don Cowan

2017

UP THESES & DISSERTATIONS

Find print copies of theses in the library by searching the library system.

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Postgraduate Guides on submission

For detailed information regarding the submission process and other administrative aspects of the submission/examination of your research project, please see your faculty Postgraduate Guide:

 

If your faculty Postgraduate Guide is not listed above, please contact your Postgraduate Administrator for the relevant information. 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL THESES & DISSERTATIONS

Dissertation or Thesis

UPSpace thesis submission

Have you graduated but not yet seeing your thesis or dissertation on UPSpace? 

Under normal circumstances you would have been able to self-submit online or send electronic and hardbound copies of your thesis or dissertation to your Faculty Administration.  Unfortunately, since the national lock-down, these submission processes have been deterred leading to a wave of requests for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) to be opened to public. To do this, we need your help. 

If you have self-submitted through UPSpace, please send us an electronic copy of the submission form you filed (signed by yourself and your supervisor). Once we have verification that you have graduated from your Faculty Administration, we can make your document available on UPSpace. 

If you have not yet submitted your thesis or dissertation to UPSpace or only submitted copies on CD/flash to Faculty Admin before the lock-down, please self-submit your work to UPSpace and send a copy of your submission form to Mr Tlou Mathiba (tlou.mathiba@up.ac.za) so that we may speed up the process of opening your thesis/dissertation on UPSpace. 

Please note: hardbound copies can only be submitted once the lock-down is lifted. 

 

Dissertation and thesis outlines come in all shapes and forms and the best guide will be to consult your supervisor or Department for a template. Please consult the UP General Rules and Regulations guide for up to date information. Further information can also be found within the following Postgraduate Handbooks and Faculty specific research materials*:

*If your Faculty's Postgraduate Handbook is not on the list, please contact your Faculty or Faculty Administration.

Printing & Binding

After the submission, examination and revision of your dissertation/thesis, you can have it bound. The University of Pretoria (UP) offers a binding service to all UP staff, students, as well as private clients. 

Procedure:

  1. Print your dissertation/thesis. This can be done in your personal capacity or at the Printers (next to the Bindery).
  2. Complete the Application form.
  3. Make the payment and submit the proof of payment to bindery@up.ac.za AND andre.vanrensburg@up.ac.za
  4. Personally, take your copies and application form to the Bindery on the South Campus.

For more information, please visit the Bindery webpage.