KNUST Thesis Guide
FORMAT OF DISSERTATION OR THESIS
All theses must be prepared according to both the University of Ghana format requirements and School/departmental documentation or reference formats. Such formats must be deposited with the School of Graduate Studies. Where there is conflict between Departmental style and the University Style, the latter must be satisfied. Students must consult the University and School/departmental manuals for details.
College/School Format Requirements
Notwithstanding the above, School/departmental formats shall apply to:
- Chapter Structure Design
- Chapter Headings
- Reference Style
- Figures and Tables
- Chapter Content Design
- List of Abbreviations
University Format Requirement shall consist of the following sections:
- Preliminary Information
- Substantive Section
- Bibliography and Appendices
- Title Page
The title page shall consist of the following which should be centered following the sample and wording in the Graduate School Manual:
- Title of the Thesis
- Statement of Submission
- Name of Candidate (No Titles)
- Student Number (In brackets below the name)
- In partial fulfillment (partly taught courses, e.g. MA MPhil) of the Requirement for the Award of (Relevant Degree, e.g. Master of Philosophy – written out fully)
- The date of submission (Month and Year)
- Declaration/Signature Page
- A candidate submitting a dissertation or thesis for an Masters degree shall make a declaration to the effect that the thesis/ dissertation is his/her own work produced from research under supervision.
- Signatures: The declaration page shall be signed by the following:
- The Candidate
Every candidate shall present a short abstract of his/her dissertation or thesis of a maximum of 2 pages (double spaced).
- Dedication (Optional)
- Acknowledgement: (1 page maximum)
- The candidate may briefly acknowledge those who made important contributions to the success of his/her research and presentation of thesis.
- Where the thesis has benefited from a collaborative project done in conjunction with the candidate’s Supervisor(s), this should be dully acknowledged.
- Table of Contents
A well aligned presentation of preliminary information, chapters with subsections, bibliography and appendices of the thesis with relevant page numbers indicated.
- List of Figures/Maps
A list of figures and maps with their relevant designated numbering and relevant pages at which they are located.
- List of Tables
A list of tables with their relevant designated numbering and relevant pages at which they are located.
- List of Abbreviations
A list of relevant abbreviations and their full rendering occurring in the thesis.