Final Submission of Your Thesis
If you have been awarded your degree without amendments being needed, or you have made the amendments needed and your internal examiner has confirmed these have been done satisfactorily, you need to prepare and submit the final version of your thesis.
This should be done promptly - the award of your degree will be delayed until the final copy of your thesis have been received.
What do I need to submit?
For your final submission, you are required to submit one printed copy of your thesis to the Graduate School Office and an electronic copy to the Leicester Research Archive.
The formatting requirements for the final submission of your thesis are the same as for your first submission.
However, the regulations on thesis binding are different between the first and final submissions - for your final submission you are required to present one hard bound copy.
The cover should be Standard Green – Arbelave Library Buckram No. 563. The front and back covers should be blank while the spine should have your name, thesis title (abbreviated to fit if necessary), degree, and year of first submission in gold lettering - see an illustration of how this should look.
Please contact the Graduate School Office if you are unsure of any format/binding requirements for your hard bound thesis - these are prescribed in the University regulations and your thesis may be returned for correction should you not follow them.
Print Services can print and bind your thesis and maybe able to accept an electronic copy by email if you are no longer based in Leicester. They can also deliver your thesis to the Graduate School Office on completion.
For further advice, please contact Print Services.
With the final printed copy of your thesis you will need to provide:
a signed Author Consent Form
evidence of embargo approval from the Graduate Dean (if applicable)
If Print Services are delivering your thesis, you can email your Author Consent form to the Graduate School Office - email email@example.com
Electronic Copy (eThesis)
All University of Leicester research students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis in addition to a hard bound printed copy. The electronic copy of the thesis is often referred to as an ethesis.
Your ethesis is added to two digital research archives - the University's own Leicester Research Archive and the national Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS). Adding your thesis to a repository like the Leicester Research Archive can bring a number of benefits to you and your work:
You should submit your ethesis as a single PDF file. Submitting your ethesis is quick and easy and the Leicester Research Archive team is available throughout the year to provide support and advice on all aspects relating to your electronic submission.
Read more about submitting your ethesis.