- Fonts. Black, clear
and legible font sizes must be used and must be consistent
throughout all sections of the thesis.
- Paper. The thesis
/ thematic paper must be printed on single sided plain
white A4 80 grams paper.
- Format. Must be
in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies's guidelines.
- Page Setup. Top
margin and Left margin should be approximately 3.75 cm.
(An exception is at the beginning of a new chapter, hen
the top margin should be 5 cm.) while right, and bottom
margins are approximately 2.5 cm. The top margin is measured
from the edge of the paper to the page number.
- Page numbering.
Use lowercase Roman numbers in all front matter. For page
numbering of a thesis / thematic paper begin with iii
on the Acknowledgement page. Though counted, no
page numbering (neither in letters nor Roman numbers)
appears on the entitled page, and approval page, do not
contain any page numbering.
The body of the text, references,
appendices and biography pages are numbered consecutively
as 1,2,3,4, etc. throughout the thesis / Thematic paper.
numbers are placed at the top right hand corner of every
page 2.5 cm. from both the top and right margins.
Manuscripts should be typewritten with 1.5 spacing. To
begin a new paragraph, the student should space 2 cm.
or 1 Tab = 2 cm.
The header should be presented beginning from the "ABSTRACT".
The format used is "Times New Roman" with a
size of 10 points.
For the "ABSTRACT", the statement "Fac.
of Grad Studies, Mahidol Univ." is presented on the
left corner and the word "Thesis /" followed
by one space and the page number is presented on the right
For the odd page, print "Fac. of Grad. Studies,
Mahidol Univ." on the left corner and the degree
e.g. M.Sc.(Maxillofacial Posthetics.) followed by a slash
(/) and the page number on the right corner.
For the even page, print the name of the student
without title and degree on the left corner and the heading
of contents (e.g. Introduction, Chapter, Appendix, References,
etc.) accordingly followed by a slash (/) and the page
number on the right corner.
However, the header should not be printed on the page
where the page number is not typed.
- Chapters and chapter heading
- 8.1 Chapter. Each chapter must begin on a
new page and the number of the chapter must be in
uppercase Roman numbers. For a thesis / thematic paper
the word "Chapter" is center aligned
5 cm from the top edge of the page. The "Chapter's
title" (all in capital letter and bolding)
is also center aligned and appears below the CHAPTER
line with one line spacing. Chapter titles
that are longer than 1 line can be divided into 2-3
lines as deemed appropriate and must appear in a reversed
triangle shape with no underlining.
- 8.2 Headings. Headings refer to the main
sections of a chapter other than the chapter's
title which should be bolded or underlined with
left justification. The headings' font size may
vary according to the hierarchy of headings and should
have greater than normal line spacing before and after
If there is only one line left on the page after a
new heading, start the heading on a new page.
- 8.3 Sub Headings. Leave reasonable indentation
for sub headings. A number prefix or a letter-and-number
prefix can be used with sub headings.
- Tables, figures, maps, charts, and graphs. Tables
included table numbers, captions, texts, and sources which
are usually presented in a single page.
If the table is too long to fit on one page, continuation
to the next page is acceptable keeping in mind that the
table number, caption, and at least two lines of the table
content need appear on the same page. If the table is
completed on one page but its source has to be written
on the next page, at least two lines of the table content
need to be split to the next page even though some free
space will appear in the table on the previous page.
The size of the table should not exceed the normal margins
of the thesis. Oversized tables must be resized by photocopying
or other suitable means, but must remain easily legible.
For a table whose width will not fit on a normal thesis
page, it can be rotated till the top of the table is placed
toward the binding (left) edge in a landscape format.
- Scientific names
Scientific names of microorganisms, plants, and animals
are written in accordance with the International Code
of Nomenclature guideline and must be differentiated from
other letters or texts either by underlining or
- Electronic Filing
After the student has successfully defended the thesis
/ Thematic paper and the thesis / Thematic paper is in
final form, you are ready to make the electronic file
and convert into Portable Document format (PDF). The contents
of the electronic file should be divided according to
the chapters in the thesis / Thematic , for example:
|| Cover page,
Entitled page, Approval page, Acknowledgement page
||must be the file "Cover.doc" and "Cover.pdf"
|| List of Contents
||must be the file "Conts.doc"
||must be the file "Abstract.doc"
||must be the file "Intro.doc"
||must be the file "Liter.doc"
||must be the file "Method.doc" and "Method.pdf"
||must be the file "Result.doc" and "Result.pdf"
||must be the file "Discuss.doc" and "Discuss.pdf"
||must be the file "Conclude.doc" and "Conclude.pdf"
||must be the file "Appendix.doc" and "Appendix.pdf"
||must be the file "Refer.doc" and "Refer.pdf"
||must be the file "Biography.doc" and "Biography.pdf"