'The candidate should discuss the length of the thesis with the supervisor. The varying needs of academic subjects may demand different lengths of theses but candidates should remember that examiners greatly appreciate brevity achieved without sacrifice of clarity, quality or content.
Theses should not exceed these prescribed limits:
MSc 40,000 words;
MPhil 50,000 words;
PhD 100,000 words;
PhD by Published Works 100,000 words (15,000 word critical appraisal);
DProf 60,000 words.
Many quite satisfactory theses will be substantially shorter than these limits. In the following programmes, assessment may differ:
- PhD in Creative Writing, Media Arts and Performing Arts
- Doctor of Musical Arts
- Doctor of the Built Environment/Real Estate/ Construction Management
Candidates for these programmes should refer to the Research Award Regulations at http://policies.salford.ac.uk/display.php?id=343 for further information.
It is important for candidates to have a reasonable estimate of the likely length of the thesis at an early stage in its preparation.
MASYAALLAH...CURRENTLY I JUST START WRITE FOR THE PROPOSAL...to get 1000 words for one day also very hard...I can't imagine that I have to write up to at least 100,000 words at the end of my journey......you can or not ???can or not..you have to..no choice my dear..at least 80,000 words OK...
(tetiba jer terasa nak kira words thesis Dr Hartini Ahmad,one of staff UUM and also my neighbour in Tmn Tunku Sarina-where she graduated from Univ of Bradford in 2004..she also is my idol for doing phd...her thesis words also around 94,637 with 397 pages with 11 chapters..and she managed to finish within 2 and 1/2 years..how wonderful she is....)