Masters dissertation


Formatting the Master's Dissertation




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1. Formatting for the Master's Dissertation

  • Binding type: Brochure Sheet size: 29.7 X 21.0 cm (A4)

  • Typed usable space: 16.0 X 25.0 cm

  • Source: Times New Roman 12

  • Spacing: 1 ½

  • Margins : 2 cm


Cover: The model is in the "dissertation model" above.


Cover page: It must contain the following data necessary for the identification of the thesis / dissertation: author, title, thesis or dissertation note, area of ​​concentration, advisor, typographic notes. On the back of the cover page there should be the catalog card, which must be made by a librarian professional.


Approval sheet: It must contain the approval date, full name of the members of the Examining Board and place for their signature.


Preliminary pages: The following parts may be included, each of which must appear on a separate page: dedication, acknowledgments, title. Summary: Indication of the document's content, reflecting its divisions and / or sections, in the same order and spelling as they appear in the text.

Lists: List of illustrative or explanatory elements.


2. Content

Abstract and Abstract: This text must contain a maximum of 200 (or 500) words in a single paragraph, without bibliographic citations. The Abstract text must be reviewed by an individual with good knowledge of the English language. The Abstract is a synthesis of the relevant points of the text, in clear, concise, and direct language. Begin the Summary by informing the reader what the work is about, clearly stating that it is about: unpublished data or experiments, and / or a review in progress, and / or a new technique, and / or a synthesis, and / or what best defines it. The text must be written in an almost telegraphic style. A summary is not an introduction to the work, but a frozen version of it, which aims to condense and concentrate the essential information and results of the work.

Keywords and keywords: Indicate up to a maximum of 05 (five) keywords.


Text: The organization of the text of theses and dissertations commonly follows the following structure in


Chapters: introduction, literature review, material and methods, results, discussion of results, conclusion. The Introduction should describe the problem and the area of ​​study. You should clearly define the problem, the objectives of the study and, possibly, give an indication of the results, in order to prepare the reader for what is to come. It should not become a very long review of previous work, which could possibly justify a separate item or chapter, although references to previous work on the subject should be included.

Bibliographical references: They must be prepared according to the rules in force in the Brazilian Journal of Geosciences (the Library provides a printed form of the rules). If in doubt, consult the tutor.

Attachments or appendices: Complementary and / or supporting documents of the text, with clarifying information, tables or additional data set aside. Number of copies:


After defending a thesis or dissertation, in accordance with the Program Regulation, the student must send, respectively, 09 (nine) or 07 (seven) volumes to the Course Secretary, prepared in accordance with the rules described above.

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