Formatting Requirements

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. Previously submitted theses may not conform to these requirements. Necessary changes may have been made only to the copy destined for the library, and versions held by the program may contain errors.

Please refer to Style Guides and Computer Tools for more information.

Failure to comply with all thesis specifications and formatting requirements may delay your graduation. Unless the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has given consent in advance, theses that do not comply with these specifications will not be approved.

Supplementary materials:  Supplementary materials must be relevant to the thesis work and consist of electronic material or multimedia that cannot easily be included in the PDF of your thesis. If you wish to submit multimedia or other supplementary materials, please contact graduate.thesis@ubc.ca for details about the requirements.

Joint PhDs: If you are completing a Joint PhD, please contact graduate.thesis@ubc.ca for additional specific formatting requirements.