what is a phd thesis vs dissertation
This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments. Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries’ catalog.
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There is a difference between the terms. A student seeking his/her master’s degree works on a thesis; one seeking a Ph.D. works on a dissertation.
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language (Random House, 1966) has this under its entry for “thesis”: “a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research, as one presented by a candidate for a diploma or a degree, especially a master’s degree.”
All PhD theses and habilitations produced at Leibniz Universität Hannover shall be submitted to TIB, regardless of the type of publication involved. The publication of theses and the submission of mandatory copies is regulated by the PhD regulations or habilitation regulations of the respective faculty at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The following guidelines for PhDs (PDF) and habilitations (PDF) apply with regard to the type and scope of the submission. .
Please read the guidelines for the submission of PhD theses or habilitations including the appendices. For the design of the title page of dissertations, please refer to Annex III (PDF).
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