Postgraduate (Research)

Postgraduate (Research)

Candidature Requirements » Thesis Submission

Digital Thesis Module on GRIS

Digital Thesis Module on GRIS was introduced in mid-2020 with online NOITS, submission and examinations.  Students and supervisors should refer to How to videos for candidates and How to videos for supervisors. Full info is provided on the Examinations Sharepoint.

Notification of Intention to Submit Thesis

Candidates are required to lodge a Notification of Intention to Submit form via GRIS two months prior to submission of their thesis. For further information please refer to the GRS Examinations Sharepoint and the Graduate Research School website regarding what you need to do before thesis submission. This is covered in the video 'How to submit your NOITS'.

Thesis submission policies and procedures can be found at the UNSW Graduate Research School website.

Once you have satisfied the requirements of the higher research degree in which you are enrolled,you are required to provide two digital (electronic) copies of the final version of your thesis. A final paper version of the thesis is no longer required. Please refer to the Graduate Research School website for further information. An electronic thesis (PDF) should also be submitted to the Postgraduate Research Administrator at the SoMS Administration office (Level 2 East, Wallace Wurth Building).

Inclusion of Publications in a Thesis

As part of the new Thesis Examination Procedure, thesis as a series of publications has been replaced with inclusions of publications in a thesis. The main impact of this change is two fold. Firstly, candidates no longer need to have a minimum number of publications in order to include them in their thesis in lieu of a chapter or chapters. Secondly, candidates no longer need to submit a request to their Faculty’s Higher Degree Committee for approval to include publications in their thesis.

All candidates who submit their thesis for examination will need to provide information (in GRIS) on any publications to be included in the thesis (this is covered in the video - How to submit your thesis and Thesis Examination Procedure).

There are three options in GRIS that candidates will fall into. Click one of these options and if option 2 or 3, then provide extra information on any publications as indicated in GRIS.

  1. My thesis contains no publications, either published or submitted for publication
  2. Some of the work described in my thesis has been published and it has been documented in the relevant Chapters with acknowledgement.
  3. My thesis has publications – either published or submitted for publication – incorporated into it in lieu of Chapters. Details of these publications are provided below.

If you fall into category 3, you must also complete an Authorship Declaration Form for each of the articles. You can attach these as separate files in GRIS at the time of thesis submission or forward to the Postgraduate Coordinator in an email.

Further information is also available on the Thesis Examination Procedure.

Preparation and Submission

Thesis submission has gone entirely electronic and there is no longer a requirement for a hard copy of the thesis. Please ensure that you read and follow the thesis submission policies and procedures on the Graduate Research School website.

You are also required to submit a digital thesis directly to the UNSW Library; please refer to the UNSW Library website for instructions.