Postgraduate (Research)

Postgraduate (Research)

Candidature Requirements » Thesis Submission

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 (CD/DVD) should also be submitted to the Postgraduate Research Administrator at the SoMS Administration office (Level 2 East, Wallace Wurth Building).

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

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 complete the Inclusion of Publications Statement and include it in their thesis. 

There are three categories that candidates will fall into that this form caters to.

1.    The thesis doesn’t contain any publications; or
2.    The thesis contains part of one of their publications; or
3.    The thesis contains the inclusion of one or more publications of theirs in lieu of a chapter

If you fall into category 2 or 3, you must complete and submit the Inclusion of Publications Statement, the Authorship Declaration Form and a copy of your thesis to the Postgraduate Coordinator at least ONE month before the thesis submission date.

Other information is also available on the Thesis Examination Procedure.