How to submit your thesis

You will need to submit your electronic thesis copy in one PDF file, formatted correctly by email to along with your RD1 submission form as a separate document (you’ll have been emailed your personalised RD1 form after you submitted your Approval of Title form). This must be sent from your University of Essex email address in order for us to verify your identity. If your thesis file is too large to send via email attachment, you should upload it to your personal folder then create a shareable link by clicking ‘share’ and then ‘enable shared link’. Include the URL in your submission email.

You can convert your thesis to PDF in Microsoft Word. Simply click  ‘save as’ then select PDF from the ‘save as type’ dropdown. 

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