Here you will find the thesis templates suggested for Medieval Studies 1YMA and 2YMA and Cultural Heritage Studies students as of 2019. Please note that the front matter is different for each of them. Make sure to use the correct version.
The Medieval Department's thesis writing guidelines are in the Little Grey Book, which is available on the e-learning site of the Department of Medieval Studies.
- The blank templates are empty documents with all necessary styles (Normal, Heading styles, Footnote and Caption styles, etc.) already pre-set to fit the requirements.
They are designed to use the correct style and formatting for term papers and the prospectus and are ideal for working on various parts of your thesis as you can merge these into your final version without having to worry about formatting issues. Please follow the guidelines in the Little Grey Book for adding your name, necessary details, and page numbers.
- The "basic structure" templates contain the main parts of the thesis (title page, front matter, TOC, List of Figures and different chapters) marked only by the titles, without further content. Notice the section and page breaks (see notes below) when editing!
If you want to merge other documents into the template it is recommended to paste using the right-click > Paste - Merge formatting option. (Pasting with Ctrl+V would normally preserve the original formatting, the Merge formatting paste option will adjust the formatting to the destination document's styles.) Some fixing might be still necessary. It is recommended to paste chapter by chapter, considering the location of page breaks and section breaks.
Downloaded templates will appear (normally) with the Show/Hide feature turned on, which shows additional characters throughout the pages. They help to understand the formatting of the document. This is the only way to see the location of page breaks and section breaks which are important parts of the formatting.
Section breaks are inserted to maintain the required page number formats, and page breaks to assign each new chapter to a new page. To avoid deleting the different breaks the Show/Hide function should be turned on. Removing a section break by accident will ruin the page number formats. Deleting a page break will result in titles shifting location on the page as the text before is edited.
You can toggle on/off the Show/Hide function on the Home tab, in the Paragraph group. All these additional signs do not get printed even if you forget to turn it off.
Thesis formatting, PDF conversion and uploading to ETD tutorials can be found here: Thesis Submission Tutorials.