Format of PhD Thesis/ Dissertation. | Download the sample.

Format of PhD Thesis: Thesis, also known as dissertation.  The thesis may include total pages ranging from 120 to 250. However, the range may vary from one subject to another.

format of phd thesis

The PhD Thesis starts from a front page (title page) followed by a certificate by Supervisor, Declaration by Student certificate and so on. The whole structure of PhD Thesis is presented below:

Format of PhD Thesis

  1. Front Page (Title Page)
  2. Certificate by Supervisor
  3. Declaration by Student
  4. Plagiarism Certificate
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgement
  7. Table of Content
  8. List of Table
  9. List of Figures
  10. Abbreviations
  11. Abstract
  12. Introduction
  13. Review of Literature
  14. Material and Methods
  15. Results
  16. Discussion
  17. Summary
  18. References
  19. Your CV
  20. Two Full Publications
  21. List of Conferences, Publications, Workshops, Awards
  22. First page of each Publication and Conference certificate

Title Page

Certificate by Supervisor

Declaration by Student

Plagiarism Certificate


Write the name of all persons whom you want to thank them.

Table of Content

It acts as a indexer of your entire thesis.

List of Table

In this page, you will list all the tables you have used in your thesis with serial number and page number.

General format and layout

Paper format: Use the standard A4 format
Size & line spacing: The text should be in 12 point character and 1.5 spaced lines. The text should be justified.
Font: Choose a commonly used font that provides a full character set, for example Times which is widely used in research.

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