Style guides choose a thesis style guide approved by your supervisor or graduate program the style guide determines the format for the following. Note: the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies will close at noon on december 22 and re-open on january 2 at 8:30 am if your thesis is approved in circle by 4:00 on friday january 5 and all other degree requirements are complete, your program end date will be december 31st 2017 and you will not be. The department of political science offers master of arts and doctor of philosophy degree programs that are structured around five substantive fields: canadian politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and us politics we offer in the range of coursework + thesis required faculty faculty of. Image courtesy: ubc graduate and postdoctoral studies – three minute thesis ( 3mt) from 2011 onward, ubc has hosted the three minute thesis (3mt) academic competition interestingly, ubc was the first north american university to do so after 3mt was founded a decade ago by the university of queensland. Introduction most graduate students at ubc will devote considerable amounts of time and energy toward designing, developing, and presenting a graduate thesis or dissertation the tips in this guide are provided for general consideration around the initial stages of thesis or dissertation development they are adapted.
From 1978 to 1997, there are two microfiche copies of ubc doctoral dissertations : one in rare books & special collections, irving k barber learning centre and one in the appropriate branch library from 1998 to 2007, one microfiche copy only is held in the appropriate branch library master's theses. 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 [email protected] once we receive the required forms, students will be allowed to register. All theses must comply with specific formatting requirements in order to be approved and accepted by the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies, the ubc library, and library and archives canada warning: do not copy the specifications and/or formatting of theses written by other students in your program. Ubc calendar: http://wwwcalendarubcca/vancouver/indexcfmtree= 12204342614 supervisory committee if you are in a research master's program, you must have a supervisor or supervisory committee in some some programs require a thesis while some are thesis-optional and some are course-based only.
Thesis and dissertation preparation/formatting note on terminology: the term thesis in this section of the website is used to refer to both master's theses and doctoral dissertations final versions of all ubc okanagan theses must be approved by the college of graduate studies and must conform to the. Any research topic related to the health of human populations is considered suitable for a thesis in the school specific research topics will be constrained by the availability of faculty with suitable content and methodological expertise to supervise the work students are encouraged to meet with many different faculty.
Examining committee members confirm their approval for submission of a defended dissertation or thesis by signing either the master's thesis approval form or the doctoral dissertation approval form if necessary, each party required to sign the thesis or dissertation approval form may sign a separate copy and send it. A doctoral student's supervisory committee is responsible for guiding the student in selecting any required courses, planning the research, and preparing the thesis students in a master's program with a thesis usually have a supervisory committee that advises them on coursework, research, and thesis preparation. This document describes ubc's structural and formatting requirements for both master's theses and doctoral dissertations for brevity, the term “thesis” is used here to include both types of document failure to comply with all thesis specifications and formatting requirements may delay your graduation unless the faculty of. Your thesis proposal should be developed in consultation with your supervisor and committee the thesis proposal should include: a background theory a working hypothesis a methodology which should be organized under chapter headings a body of work for analysis a bibliography if your thesis will be presented in an.
On march 18 2010, the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies graduate council endorsed new guidelines for structure and format of ubc theses and dissertations that were more flexible than the previous structures of either a traditional or a manuscript-based thesis these guidelines have now been amended to. These resources are designed to help you check the presentation and formatting of your thesis please review the resources early in the writing of your thesis, and to use them to check your thesis before sending it to the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies important: it is your responsibility to proofread your thesis.