layout of dissertation
• Constructed, e.g. computer models, lab experiments
The content and structure depend on the type of dissertation. Your tutor may give you a structure to follow. If not, you can adapt the guidance here.
The Dissertation Template is a comprehensive, 24-page outline that you can use for your dissertation. Whether your university has a template or you’ve begun the dissertation without one, this guide will be helpful to you as it includes a detailed descriptions of chapters 1-5 and subsections that help you, the doctoral student, flesh-out each chapter. The template is written to comply with most university requirements.
The Dissertation Template includes:
Here, written theses mean written works in Finnish that are part of a doctorate, such as artistic theses and (scholarly) dissertations (including ones in PDF format). Here, they are all called ‘book’ or ‘thesis’.
The instructions are recommendations and they concern mainly the layout of the text, only rarely the content. The approval and potential grade of a written thesis ultimately depend on its content. However, the layout of a written thesis must fulfil certain criteria: it must be orderly, easy to read, and consistent and demonstrate a knowledge of academic practice. The following instructions are based on a long academic tradition and they have been honed through active use.