Dissertation title page

The title page (or cover page) of your dissertation contains all key information about the document. It usually includes:

  • Dissertation title
  • Your name
  • The type of document (eg dissertation)
  • The department and institution
  • The degree program (eg Master of Arts)
  • The date of submission

It sometimes also includes your student number, your supervisor’s name, and your university’s logo.

Title page format

Your department will usually tell you exactly what should be included on your title page and how it should be formatted. Be sure to check whether there are specific guidelines for margins, spacing and font size.

If you are using the MLA citation style, learn how to format the first page of your paper here.

A typical title page for a UK or US university looks like this:

Dissertation Cover Page

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Shona McCombes

Shona has a bachelor's and two master's degrees, so she's an expert at writing a great thesis. She has also worked as an editor and teacher, working with students at all different levels to improve their academic writing.