How to Write Dissertation Title Page – Tips & Examples
Published byat August 12th, 2021 , Revised On August 21, 2023
Introducing your Work
Your study’s title is perhaps the first thing that is going to pick the interest of your readers. After all, haven’t you ever stopped scrolling on the web as soon as you find something who’s ‘title’ seemed relevant or interesting to you?
Do you want the same effect to occur on your study’s readers? If so then keep reading the following information to create a dissertation title page that leaves a lasting impression on your supervisor and your readers.
After all, the title page is what gets printed as the cover of your dissertation!
A dissertation title page can be created before starting the research process, or you can create it after you are finished with all other chapters of the paper. It’s one of the few elements of research that takes the least amount of time!
Did you know: The line containing the author’s name, name of affiliation (your institution’s name) and names of co-authors, if any, is a separate sub-section of a title page, called the author byline. Furthermore, never put titles like Dr. or Mr./Mrs. with your (the author) name of a dissertation’s title page.
While dissertation title pages do not contribute much towards your overall dissertation grade, presenting it nicely and providing all the necessary information can help grab your readers’ attention.
Regardless of your academic level (undergraduate, Master’s or PhD), all dissertations must have a dissertation title page where information related to the author, degree program, research topic and supervisor needs to be clearly presented. In essence, the dissertation title page includes all the necessary information about the dissertation. The main points to be included are mentioned below.
Dissertation Title Page Format
Your supervisor will guide you regarding your dissertation’s format if you are unsure about how to write a dissertation title page. Each university may have slightly different guidelines on how to write a dissertation title page.
The title page format can vary from:
- Department to department within the same institution
- Institution to institution
- Degree level within the same institution
- Institution to higher educational commission boards in that country
For instance, the following are sample title pages from the same institution, but different fields/departments:
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Checklist for Dissertation Title Page
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Frequently Asked Questions
To create a good title page:
- Center the title, author’s name, and affiliation.
- Add a clear, concise title that reflects the content.
- Include the submission date and relevant course/program.
- Use a readable font and proper formatting.
- Consider adding a relevant image or logo.
- Follow any specific formatting guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA).