The correct answer is: as many as it takes, within the university regulations or departmental limits the onset of word-processors and the internet mean that students can now produce hundreds of pages of other people's results and opinions that are slightly relevant to the topic instead of a tightly argued and presented. From total word count needed, he worked out how many words per section, then idea, data, summary per section, then each of these into paragraphs (word count per section/para also) start noting what is needed briefly in each section/para, then start writing it was almost devoid of emotion, just a very. A master's thesis is a piece of original scholarship written under the direction of a faculty advisor a master's thesis is similar to a doctoral dissertation, but it is generally shorter and more narrowly focused as a rule of thumb, a master's thesis should be publishable as a single article, though it might be longer than a typical. Any referencing issues over that number and examiners question the students' academic abilities if the most basic academic protocols are not in if a student is not prepared to undertake this scale of effort, they must edit the thesis and remove all these words they leave themselves vulnerable to an. Then calculate how many days are in those months (exclude one day per week for rest) divide the word limit of your thesis by the number of days and voilà you have a daily target my own personal calculation: i wanted to graduate in june of 2013 which meant my ideal defense date was in may of 2013.
I have been witnessed many thesis defense and i actually wasn't happy because the candid could defend his/her ideas robustly sometimes they were on doubt about the questions not enough matured, not a in specific word length: science, engineering or technology is about 40,000 words social sciences , humanities. Though page number is obviously far less important than the content and quality of one's work, it is nevertheless very common for phd candidates to obsess over the length of their theses how many pages should it be how long are other people's theses short answer: it varies and by more than you. The thesis is for the phd degree not to exceed 80,000 words exclusive of footnotes, appendices and bibliography but subject to an overall word limit of 100,000 words exclusive a candidate must submit with their thesis a statement signed by the candidate themself giving the length of the thesis and the number of figures. While writing a doctoral thesis has never been a 'painting by numbers' exercise, it seems that variations on the basic patterns are more and more common maybe these variations have always existed within the broader framework of disciplinary expectations perhaps the apparent loosening up of.
Many phd students are now in the final throes of writing their thesis turning years of research into getting rid of 40,000 extra words with two weeks to go is not recommended” (hannah “writing the introduction and conclusion together will help to tie up the thesis together, so save it for the end” (ashish. You see knowing your dissertation structure sorts out so many problems for you once you have that sorted, you can move on to focusing on what to write in each of the chapters and structure them properly without having to worry about crossing your word limit because now you know how many words go.
I was curious as any thesis i have read or heard about seems to be 15000 - 20000 words would this be the standard amount also roughly how many referen. You seem to have a good idea of what the length of related theses is and you know that your university has the last word 100 to 120 pages seems reasonable for your area if you really want to know you have to ask you advisor or former students who already wrote their thesis in a related subject. You should ensure that your thesis is within the maximum word limit for research theses in your college. A literature review as implied by the name is literally the review of the selected literature a literature review is normally considered as the second chapter of a research project and it is given utmost importance because a literature review contains maximum number of marks a literature review example.
About a year ago i wrote a post describing average length of dissertations at the university of minnesota i've been meaning to are transferable this post provides some graphics and links to r code for evaluating dissertation (doctorate ) and fig: number of masters theses in the database by major. Thesis proposal [maximum length (not including references) – 15 pages] - title - abstract (1/2-1 page) - introduction (motivating the research) (≈1/2 -1 page) - statement of the problem and the specific issues to be studied (≈ 1/2 page) - previous work (critical review of the literature which is relevant to the scientific issues.