These resources provide general guidance on researching and structuring a thesis. Specific information on common elements and examples of these elements in various disciplines are in the section below.
Common Thesis Structures Examples
- Abstract: all theses have sections such as a title page, table of contents, list of figures and an acknowledgments page before the main sections
- Introductions: the literature review may be part of the introduction or a separate chapter, depending on the amount of literature that needs to be discussed
- Literature review
- Methods and materials section
- Results: in some disciplines, the results and discussion section are combined within the one chapter
- References: all theses have a reference list following the conclusion. They may also have an appendix