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MAI (Year 5) Dissertation Submission

The date for submission of your dissertation is Thursday May 10, 2018 no later than 4 pm at the School Office, Room G.8 in the O'Reilly Institute. You must sign for your submission.

Date Activity
, 4 p.m. Dissertation Submission

Please submit two hardbound copies of your dissertation and one copy in electronic form. You will have to arrange to have your dissertation bound by one of the thesis-binding companies around town, for example The Thesis Centre in Camden Street, Duffy Bookbinders in Seville Place or PrintSave on Burgh Quay. You will have to allow sufficient time for the hardbound binding to be done, at least two clear working days — check with the binders.

The link for uploading the electronic version of your dissertation, which must be a single PDF file only, is

When you have uploaded your dissertation, you will get a receipt. Please print it and bring it with you when you are handling in the hardbound copies.


Here are some of the requirements for the dissertation itself.

Title Page

The title page of the dissertation should contain the following information:

  1. The full title of the dissertation and the subtitle if any
  2. The full name of the author
  3. The award for which the dissertation is submitted to the University
  4. The name of the University
  5. The name of the supervisor of the research
  6. As a last line, the statement "Submitted to the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Month, Year"


A declaration must be included on a single sheet following the title page. The form is:
"I, <author's name>, declare that the following dissertation, except where otherwise stated, is entirely my own work; that it has not previously been submitted as an exercise for a degree, either in Trinity College Dublin, or in any other University; and that the library may lend or copy it or any part thereof on request.


A summary of the methods used and the major findings of the dissertation must follow the declaration. It must not exceed two pages of typescript. The summary provides a synopsis of the dissertation and should state clearly the nature and scope of the research undertaken and the contribution made to knowledge of the subject treated. A brief statement of the methods of investigation where appropriate, an outline of the major divisions or principal arguments of the work and a summary of any conclusions reached should be included.


One copy of an abstract, printed on a single sheet of A4 paper, must be submitted loose with each copy of the dissertation. The abstract must contain the title of the dissertation and the author's full name as a heading and should be single-spaced. The abstract should not exceed 300 words in length.


A formal statement of acknowledgements must be included in the dissertation, following the summary. This is a page of thanks to those who have helped in the course of the research.