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Structure of UBC Okanagan Theses and Dissertations

On November 17, 2010, the College of Graduate Studies Council accepted the thesis and dissertation single structure and format endorsed by the UBC Vancouver campus . The new structure provides considerably more flexibility than the previous structures outlined for traditional and manuscript-based theses and dissertations. For example, manuscript-based chapters can now be incorporated into theses and dissertations that otherwise follow the structure and format of the former traditional thesis.  Students using submitted journal articles or published articles as research chapters in their thesis/dissertation should be aware the articles must be revised as noted.  Please keep in mind any copyright requirements for published articles.
  • Remove the introduction from each chapter (you may have a brief synopsis). There is only one introduction at the very beginning of the thesis.
  • Remove the conclusions from each chapter (you may have a brief heading of remarks or something along those lines). There is only one conclusion in the whole thesis.
  • Remove the reference/bibliography section from each chapter. There is only one reference/bibliography section in the whole thesis.

IMPORTANT: As of December 2010, ALL theses and dissertations must follow the new format. Those presented in the previous manuscript-based format will not be approved.

Please review the following sections carefully:

Scope of a Doctoral Dissertation

Structure of Theses and Dissertations

Including Published Material in a Thesis or Dissertation

Sample Thesis: New Format

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