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SEQUENCING THE PRELIMINARY PAGES

Cover page

(see attached sample)

Title page

(see attached sample)

(i)

Certification

(see attached sample)

(ii)

Declaration and Copyright (see attached sample)

(iii) Acknowledgement
(iv) Dedication (if any or necessary)
(v)

Abstract

(vi) Table of Contents


(vii) List of Acronyms and Abbreviations, etc
All these, except the title page, should be identified by conspicuous
pagination in Roman numerals
NOTE:
This format was designed for report writing. As you are writing
your research proposal adapt it to suit the purposes and proper
wording of the research proposal.
Use sections instead of chapters (see the outline summary of the
research proposal)
Ignore Declaration and Copyright, Acknowledgement, Dedication and
Abstract
Write the names of group members plus their registration numbers

Cover page

ECOLOGY OF THE INTER-TIDAL ZONE OF


SELECTED SANDY/MUDDY SHORES IN THE
DAR ES SALAAM AREA

14 points
Bold
Centred

The Case of Kigamboni, Salender Bridge and Mtoni Kijichi Areas

Angela Peter Mlay

12 points
Bold
Centred
U/LC

M.Sc. (Marine Biology) Thesis


University of Dar es Salaam
April 2005

Title page
ECOLOGY OF THE INTER-TIDAL ZONE OF
SELECTED SANDY/MUDDY SHORES IN THE
DAR ES SALAAM AREA

14 points
Bold

The Case of Kigamboni, Salender Bridge and Mtoni Kijichi Areas

Centred

By
Angela Peter Mlay

12 points
Bold

A Thesis/Dissertation Submitted in (Partial) Fulfilment of the


Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science (Marine Biology)
of the University of Dar es Salaam

University of Dar es Salaam


April, 2005

Centred
U/LC

CERTIFICATION

The undersigned certify that they have read and hereby recommend for acceptance by the
University of Dar es Salaam a dissertation/thesis entitled: Ecology of the Inter-tidal
Zone of Selected Sandy/Muddy Shores in the Dar es Salaam Area, in fulfilment of the
requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Marine Biology) of the University of
Dar es Salaam.

Double
space
.
Prof. XYZ

(Supervisor)

Date: ------------------------------

-----------------------------------------Dr. ABC
(Supervisor)

Date: ------------------------------

DECLARATION
AND
COPYRIGHT

1, Angela Peter Mlay, declare that this thesis is my own original work and that it has not
been presented and will not be presented to any other University for a similar or any other
degree award.

Signature ------------------------------------------

This thesis is copyright material protected under the Berne Convention, the Copyright
Act 1999 and other international and national enactments, in that behalf, on intellectual
property. It may not be reproduced by any means, in full or in part, except for short
extracts in fair dealings, for research or private study, critical scholarly review or
discourse with an acknowledgement, without the written permission of the School of
Graduate Studies, on behalf of both the author and the University of Dar es Salaam.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

DEDICATION

ABSTRACT

1. Research problem
2. Methodology used
3. Findings
4. Conclusion
5. Recommendation

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Certification i
Declaration and Copy Right ii
Acknowledgement iii
Dedication iv
Abstract v
Table of Contents. vi
List of Tables... vii
List of Figures.. viii
List of Abbreviations... ix
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1
General Introduction
1.2
Problem Statement
1.3
Research Objectives
1.3.1 Main Objective.
1.3.2 Specific Objectives..

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2
3
3
4

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

REFERENCES
Books
Juma, K. M (2005), Introduction to Computer Science, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
University Press
OR
Juma, K. M (2005), Introduction to Computer Science, Dar es Salaam, Dar es
Salaam University Press
OR
Juma, K. M (2005), Introduction to Computer Science, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
University Press
Chapter of Books
Kipalamoto, J.S (2005), Understanding Microsoft Word, in Juma, K. M
Introduction to Computer Science, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
University Press, pp 110 - 145
Journals
Karim, A. R (2006), The 2005 Tanzanias General Elections, Journal of Political
Science, University of Dar es Salaam, Volume 3, No. 12
Website
The United Republic of Tanzania (2006), The 2006/07 Budget Speech,
www.ippmedia.com retrieved on Wednesday, 13th September, 2006

Final submission
Candidates are required to submit
Ph. D
1.
2.

Six copies
Error Free Letter written by supervisor to DPGS through Dept. and Faculty.
For the case of Engineering must be through the Department, Faculty and
the College.
Page of abstract
Title page
Swahili translation of abstract in soft and hard copy
The Thesis or Dissertation in soft copy
Coursework examination results for those on coursework and dissertation
programmes
Evidence of clearance of all University dues i.e. fees etc.

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Masters

1. Four copies
2. Error Free Letter written by supervisor to DPGS through Dept. and Faculty. For
the case of Engineering must be through the Department, Faculty and the
College.
3. Page of abstract
4. Title page
5. Examination reports from Internal and External
6. The Thesis or Dissertation in soft copy
7. Coursework examination results for those on coursework and dissertation
programmes
8. Evidence of clearance of all University dues i.e. fees etc.
Typing
(a)

The thesis/dissertation must be printed on good quality A4 paper. This is to ensure


clear copies. Typing must be double-spaced and on one side of the paper only.

(b)

Except on the title page fonts should be 12 points (Times, New Times Roman or
CG Times).

Pagination
(a) Paginate the preliminaries (portions preceding the introduction) in lower case Roman
numerals ("i", "ii", "iii", etc.) beginning with the CERTIFICATION page.

(b) Number the pages of the body of the thesis in Arabic numerals ("1", "2", "3",
etc) consecutively throughout.
(c) The page numbers should appear just below the centre of the upper margin.
Preliminary Pages

Main Document

CERTIFICATION

CHAPTER ONE

The undersigned certify that they


have read and hereby recommend
..

INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background

Margins
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

The left-hand margin must be 4.0 cm from the left edge of the paper,
the right-hand margin 2.5 cm from the right edge,
the top margin 4.0 cm from the top of the page,
the bottom margin 2.5 cm from the bottom edge of the paper

Maximum Length
The maximum length for the dissertation/thesis shall be as follows:(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

Masters dissertations: 100 pages with a tolerance of 10% above this limit, i.e. up to
10 extra pages, appendices and footnotes included.
Masters theses: 200 pages, with a tolerance of 10% above this limit, i.e. up to 20
extra pages, appendices and footnotes included.
PhD dissertations: 300 pages, with a tolerance of 10% above this limit, i.e. up to 30
extra pages, appendices and footnotes included.
PhD theses: 400 pages, with a tolerance of 10% above this limit i.e. up to 40 extra
pages, appendices and footnotes included.

Under very special circumstances, limits exceeding those set above may be allowed, if
approved by SHDC and Senate, with reasons for exceeding the limits clearly stated.

Postgraduate Diplomas Research /Project Papers


The length of postgraduate Diploma Research /Project papers shall be 50 pages with a
tolerance of 10% above this limit, i.e. up to 5 extra pages, appendices and footnotes
included.