Regulations and advice on the format for the presentation of the dissertation Binding The comments below describe the University s requirements for a formally bound Master s thesis. NB: It is not compulsory to formally bind your dissertation, other forms of binding, such as spiral, are acceptable. You will not lose marks for the type of binding that you choose. The covers must be of dark green cloth or card (Arbelave 563 or similar material and colour). Lettering on the binding of the project shall be in gilt, embossed (blocked) into the cloth as follows: Cover title: the outside front cover shall bear the title of the work in at least 18 pt. (5 mm) lettering. Where a project has a sub-title this need not be included. Spine title: the spine shall bear in 18 pt (5 mm) lettering, if practicable, the initials and surname of the student, Leeds University Business School , MA, MSc or MBA , and the year of submission. The lettering should read from top to bottom, i.e. so as to be readable when the volume is lying flat with the front cover uppermost. In some cases it may not be possible to include all this material, in which case instead of Leeds University Business School, the initials L.U.B.S. may be used. offers dissertation binding services. They are the only authorised supplier of thesis binding on the University Campus. They understand the regulations for, and advise on, the presentation and formatting of dissertations. Print and Copy Bureau prices (at time of writing): Spiral Binding ?4.25 They offer an in-house service. Fast Back Binding (glued with a spine) ?8.50 (without spine text) / ?10.50 (with spine text) They offer an in-house service. Hard Binding ?22.95 (Standard binding is based upon a maximum 300 pages. For a thesis up to 450 pages an extra charge is applied. If the thesis is over 450 pages, it must be bound in two or more volumes). They act as agents for Hollingworth & Moss offering a drop off and pick up service. If brought in before 12pm on a Tuesday it will be available for collection after 3.30pm on the following Friday. If brought in before 12pm on a Friday will be available for collection after 3.30pm on the following Tuesday Print and Copy Bureau is situated at the following location: Ground Floor, Level 6, Roger Stevens Building Contact telephone number 0113 343 2668 Hollingworth and Moss bind projects professionally in a hard cover. The standard price is approximately ?25.00 and they work on a 3 day turnaround. Their telephone number is 0113-243-8642, and they are located on Enfield Terrace, near Thomas Danby College at Roundhay. Other than these there are, of course, many other small printers within the Leeds area offering similar services. There are copies of each type of binding within the PG Office should students wish to see the finished products.Text Dissertations should be presented in a high quality standard typescript or printout of 10* or 12* pitch or a point size in the range 10 to 12 point. Copies produced by xerographic or comparable permanent processes are acceptable. Text that is in upper case only or in which some letters are non-standard is not acceptable as dissertation text. High quality correspondence dot-matrix print-out may be acceptable.Lay-out Margins at the binding edge should not be less than 40 mm and other margins not less than 20 mm. Typing shall be in double or one and a half line spacing (except indented quotations or footnotes where single spacing may be used). If a student chooses to provide double-sided text, particular care must be taken to fulfil all the requirements specified in these regulations, e.g. legibility, pagination and margin widths.Pagination Pages of text and appendices should be numbered consecutively through the thesis including photographs and/or diagrams where possible.Title Page The title page should give the following information: the full title and sub title, if any; the full name of the author; the phrase This dissertation is submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA/MSc [insert programme title] ; The University of Leeds followed by Leeds University Business School ; the month and year of submission; your dissertation supervisor word count The title page should be followed by your declaration of academic integrity, which should also be bound into your dissertation. The title page and declaration of academic integrity can be downloaded from the VLE underTable of contents, lists of tables and illustrative material The contents page should list the Chapter Headings and the breakdown into sections. A list of tables a list of figures and list of appendices should be provided where applicable. It is often convenient to break each chapter into numbered sections, e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 etc. These should be listed on the Contents Page to make for ease of reference.Illustrative materials, drawings, maps, photographs, computer print-out, etc. Wherever practicable such illustrative matter should have a binding margin of at least 40 mm and, if possible, be bound in the dissertation near the appropriate text. Material that cannot conveniently be bound in the dissertation should be included in a pocket inside the back cover. Photo-reduced tables and charts may be included in the thesis provided that the photo-reduced copies are of good quality and in a form consistent with the need for clarity and legibility. The use of adhesives, glues and adhesive tape should be avoided if at all possible but, if their use cannot be avoided, students should ensure that the type used is selected from those specialist products available that give permanent adhesion without affecting the quality of the insertion. Students are warned that many materials degrade with time and it is important that only materials of archival quality are used.Acknowledgements It is not compulsory to include a list of acknowledgements, but it is common practice to do so. Students may wish to acknowledge the part their Supervisor has played in assisting them in the preparation of the dissertation, as well as others such as family members who have helped in the production of the dissertation.