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Note on terminology: The term "thesis" in this section of the website is used collectively to refer to both master's theses and doctoral dissertations.

Students submit their final thesis documentation electronically to  Once we receive the required forms, students will be allowed to register and upload their thesis to cIRcle and we will review the formatting.  For the full process, please review the pages below. 

To ensure you have met UBC standards, we suggest that you review the Thesis Preparation Resources to ensure that your thesis meets formatting requirements before submitting your thesis.

You must submit your final, defended thesis electronically as a single PDF file to UBC's online information repository, cIRcle.

Master of Fine Arts students (Writing/Film/Music) have an option to archive their thesis in the UBC library instead of uploading to cIRcle.  

Please note: The College of Graduate Studies is unable to offer pre or post formatting reviews nor are we able to offer support and advice on how to use Microsoft applications.


Please proofread your thesis carefully before submitting the final version. You cannot make changes to your thesis after it has been approved. Check for:

  • consistent capitalization
  • consistent, sequential section numbering
  • consistent abbreviations and units of measure
  • consistent line spacing and table formatting
  • typographical errors
  • grammatical errors

Proofreading is primarily your responsibility, but supervisors and examiners should not sign off on theses until they are free of errors.

Last reviewed shim6/28/2017 3:14:43 PM