Make sure you are making the most of the Library resources provided for your subject. If you are interested in using Dissertations or Theses as an information source in your research our Theses and Dissertations section has information on finding UK and non-UK Theses, and research in progress. For help with research techniques and academic writing, have a look at our Study Skills Guide.
Initial submission - pre Viva For the initial submission of your thesis, the University will accept either hardback or softback binding. The vast majority of students choose softback channel binding as the cost is significantly lower, especially if corrections may be required, and it is faster.
Channel binding is very quick, clean and easy; 2 or 3 lettered theses can be produced in less than 10 minutes. It can be easily unbound by us using the correct equipment to allow re-use of the pages for hardback binding. Metal Channel binding has a black spine with a choice of covers and is suitable for up to sheets.
The number of sheets quoted is for standard 80gsm paper and is approximate. Note that if you print your thesis on thicker paper then this may take it over the sheet equivalent limit for channel binding so please take this into consideration.
The University regulations do allow multiple volumes and double sided printed; please check with your supervisor or Graduate School office for their recommendation. Final submission - post Viva, after corrections The final version of your thesis must be submitted in hardback format, with a plain cloth Buckram cover.
We have pricing options from ASAP - 5 working days. These can also be produced the same day subject to workload. We can also offer Traditional Hard binding. It can be done faster subject to a surcharge. More information is on our hardback binding page. This will cost significantly more than the normal service; contact them on for details, remembering to tell them you are at the University of Manchester and require only lettering on the spine.
Other Information The spine for both softback and hardback binding must be lettered in the following format: It is impossible to say how long this will take, only that it will get busier as we approach a deadline. Please see our pricelists for colour and mono black printing. If this is the case, then you can send your work to us on the following basis: We recommend that you print all copies of your thesis rather than send an electronic copy for us to print.
The reason for this is that we will not necessarily be able to tell if there is problem with the printout and you will not be able to check it before it is bound and submitted.
Our postal address is on the Contact page. If you choose to send a file electronically, then a PDF is usually the most reliable format. Information on sending files to us is on the Send Files page. If you are not able to check the printing prior to binding then we will only accept the job on the basis that you accept full responsibility for the printing.
We are only able to give documents a cursory check for print problems, for example. Our preferred payment method is by debit or credit card, alternatively postal order.
If you send a cheque, we have to wait for it to clear before releasing your work. If paying by card, please ensure that you tell us: We are not normally able to make personal deliveries.
If you would like your thesis sending in the internal post to your department, please ensure you tell us: Alternatively, you can arrange for a friend or colleague to collect on your behalf but please inform us beforehand.
Theses can also be returned to you by post at additional cost by prior arrangement only - not always possible. For a guide to how long this process will take, consider this:For the initial submission of your thesis, the University will accept either hardback or softback binding.
The vast majority of students choose softback channel binding as the cost is significantly lower, especially if corrections may be required, and it is faster. Before You Submit, Read This: Thesis SubmiSSion Guidelines and preparing your thesis for submission Arts & Sciences Guidelines.
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