Thesis including published works: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences guidelines

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Guidelines fully adopts the central guidelines for a thesis including published works as set out in:


Q: How many publications should be included in a thesis including published works?

A: There is no defined number of publications. The paramount consideration is that the material presented for examination should equate to that which would otherwise be presented using the traditional thesis format. This remains a matter of professional judgement for the supervisors and candidates.

Q: Do papers have to at least be accepted for publication?

A: Submitted papers can be included in a thesis including published works, provided they have not been rejected for publication at the time of thesis submission.