Checklist for Submission of Honours Dissertations
Your thesis must include certain information and content to be considered for marking. There is a degree of choice about the order for certain entries, but generally speaking the following is a checklist (italicised items are optional) and standard guide for submission. Check with your supervisor if you are unsure about ANYTHING.
- Title Page with all the necessary information (see below)
- Table of Contents
- Statement of Sources (see wording below)
- Acknowledgements (if any)
- List of Illustrations (if any)
- List of Tables (if any)
- Abbreviations (if any)
- Abstract (see below)
- Introduction (minimum 12 point font)
- Chapters (minimum 12 point font)
- Conclusion (minimum 12 point font)
- Appendix (if any, see below)
- List of Works Consulted
- Standard Guide:
Your title page should contain the following information:
- [Title of thesis]
- [Your Name]
- This statement: "A dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in [Subject Area]"
- Supervised by [Supervisor's Title and Name]
- University of Queensland, [Year]
Not to be reproduced in any way except for the purposes of research or study as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968
Table of Contents:
Your table of contents should list everything contained within your submission, and the relevant page numbers for each should also be included.
Statement of Sources:
"The work presented in this thesis is, to the best of my knowledge and belief original, except as acknowledged in the text, and has not been submitted either in whole or in part, for a degree at this or any other university." [Student to sign and print name]
Include a 300 word abstract.
If you have appendices (supporting materials, interview transcripts, diagrams, etc), title your appendices and provide them in the same order as listed on your contents page.
Students should submit TWO PAPER copies and an ELECTRONIC copy.
Paper: Soft-bound copies. Double sided accepted. After examination, one copy will be kept by the supervisor and one will be returned to the student.
Paper copies of all Honours theses in SLCCS should be submitted via the SLCCS office on level 3 of the Gordon Greenwood Building. The cover sheet must be addressed to the Honours coordinator (NOT the supervisor).
Electronic: An electronic copy of the thesis should be emailed to the Honours coordinator at the same time as the paper copies are submitted. It must match the paper copy exactly and must be emailed as a single file in either Word or PDF format.
Deadline: The submission deadline for both paper and electronic copies is 4pm on the last Friday of teaching (week 13) of the semester in which the thesis is due to be submitted.