Description: A document created for the completion of a higher degree program


  • Types include PhD, Masters by research, and Honours theses.
  • Do not italicise thesis titles as you would most other books; instead, place them inside inverted commas.

In-text citation

Format and layout:

Author's family name (year, page number if applicable)
(Author's family name year, page number if applicable)


Savvas (2009, p. 8) offers...

...asset of virility (Savvas 2009, p. 8).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Author's family name, Initial(s) year, 'Title of thesis', Award, Awarding Institution, Place.


Savvas, MX 2009, 'The crime novel as a vehicle for reconciliation', PhD thesis, Flinders University, South Australia.