The exegesis accompanying a thesis by creative practice is normally no less than 20,000 words for a doctoral thesis and 10,000 words for a masters degree the word count does not include footnotes, appendices, references or tables etc 22 if length limits have been exceeded, notification of the length and number of. Currently, the maximum sizes for abstracts submitted to canada's national archive are 150 words (masters thesis) and 350 words (doctoral dissertation) to preserve visual coherence, you may wish to limit the abstract for your doctoral dissertation to one double-spaced page, about 280 words the structure of the abstract. Select the appropriate number format for this section (1, 2, 3, or i, ii, iii, etc), and tell word whether to continue the page numbering from the previous section or to start at 1 or another number in this example, we want section 2 (which begins at chapter i and contains the main text of our thesis or. The thesis is for the phd degree not to exceed 80,000 words exclusive of footnotes, appendices and bibliography but subject to an overall word limit of 100,000 words exclusive a candidate must submit with their thesis a statement signed by the candidate themself giving the length of the thesis and the number of figures. Right i know this might be a how long is a piece ofstring question, however, i just wanted to get some thoughts on this itmust vary between subjects, perhaps being shorter for sciences i have ahandbook that says 80,000 max, but what about below that i have always run onthe quality not quantity theme,. Getting rid of 40,000 extra words with two weeks to go is not recommended” ( hannah farrimond, lecturer in medical sociology, exeter university) 2) keep perspective “everyone wants their thesis to be amazing, their magnum opus but your most important work will come later think of your phd as an.
Regardless, students (myself included) tend to fixate on the 'appropriate' page length for a dissertation, as if it's some sort of measure of how much work this code is found by searching the html for words like 'major' or 'pages' after parsing the permanent url by table cells (using the tags. Any referencing issues over that number and examiners question the students' academic abilities if the most basic academic protocols are not in if a student is not prepared to undertake this scale of effort, they must edit the thesis and remove all these words they leave themselves vulnerable to an. You should aim to write a thesis of 80,000 words the word limit is exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices footnotes are included as part of the word limit if you need to exceed 100,000 words, you must submit a request to the chair of the research higher degrees committee.
I'm finishing up my doctoral thesis and i'm curious how long the average cs related thesis is i have this urge to it is not so important on number of pages and i recommend based on the content i will not be very happy with a thesis that is more than 75,000 words, simply because it appears to have too much of fluff. While writing a doctoral thesis has never been a 'painting by numbers' exercise, it seems that variations on the basic patterns are more and more common maybe these variations have always existed within the broader framework of disciplinary expectations perhaps the apparent loosening up of.
Messages: 875 likes received: 0 i haven't done a research paper in quite a while, so i hope someone can refresh my memory: about how many pages (typed , double spaced) would a 40,000 word dissertation be also, about how many words would make up a 120-page dissertation/thesis michael, may 29, 2001. Plus essential diagrams, tables etc students are advised not to include unessential data as appendices in the bound thesis the guidelines in 1(a) and ( 2) above at first sight appear different, because the university regulations do not mention figures and diagrams counting the equivalent number of words. Avoid vague words in your thesis statement, such as many or interesting keep the sentence or sentences succinct and to the point the thesis should only mention the issues you wish to discuss in your paper if your thesis is two sentences in length, you may be able to combine the sentences into one.
You seem to have a good idea of what the length of related theses is and you know that your university has the last word 100 to 120 pages seems reasonable for your area if you really want to know you have to ask you advisor or former students who already wrote their thesis in a related subject. This is very interesting one variable that isn't accounted for, but varies greatly between institutions and individual authors, is the number of words per page – determined by spacing, margins, font size, and so on a more helpful plot would count theses by words, instead of pages, as a measure of content.