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Thesis Binding and Submission
Please be aware that staff will be busy enrolling new students throughout September, if you plan to submit your thesis during this period, please allow extra time if submitting in person to the Student Centre.
Theses have to be robust enough to withstand the examination process and be easily identified. They will need to have your name on the spine to distinguish them.
All theses (whether soft or hard-bound) must be:
- covered in medium blue cloth (e.g. water resistant material);
- lettered in gold up the spine with Degree, Year, and Name and Initials in the same form as UCL records, with letters 16 or 18 point (.25 inch). (Thesis submitted for examination in November and December should have the following year lettered on the spine.)
- No lettering on front cover of thesis.
Please note picture illustrates required colour only,
Hard-bound theses must have the pages sown in (not punched) and soft-bound theses should have the pages glued in. Theses submitted in any other form of binding, including ring binding, will not be accepted.
You are responsible for ensuring that your thesis is
correctly bound by the company you select. A list of Binders and
Printers can be found at Binders and Printers.
In the first instance you should submit two soft-bound copies of your thesis to the Student Centre at the front of the Chadwick Building (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).
Please ensure that your Examination Entry Form has been received and logged by Research Degrees before you submit your thesis.
University College London award - one soft bound copy should be submitted to the Student Centre, front of Chadwick Building (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).
Prior to the receipt of your bound copy, you also need to deposit an electronic copy of your final thesis (and a completed E-Thesis Deposit Agreement form) via UCL's Research Publications Service (RPS). We do not require a hard copy of the Deposit Agreement Form. Guidance on the preparation and deposit of electronic copies of your research thesis is available from UCL Library Services.
UCL will not issue your result of the examination until the final copies of your thesis and the associated forms have been submitted. Any outstanding debts must also be cleared.
If you do not submit your thesis by the end of your period of CRS status, your registration as a student will end at that point. Your supervisor will then need to apply for permission for you to submit your thesis in writing to the Research Degrees section, at least three weeks before your expected submisssion date.
Late Submission Fee
Please refer to the Late Submission Fees webpage.
You will need to follow the following procedures:
• Submit a new examination entry form to Research Degrees at least two weeks prior to the expected submission of the thesis.
• Submit two soft-bound copies of your thesis to the Student Centre, Chadwick Building, which will then be despatched to the examiners
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