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Formattingguide for Academic texts

On this webbpage you will find instructions on how to write an academic paper in Microsoft Word.

Master’s Thesis

A Hanken Master’s thesis will use all the advanced skills of the formatting guide. The only exception is if your thesis for some reason does not use appendices, tables or figures, then you do not need that particular advanced skill. Every other advanced skill must be used so that your thesis can be approved.

The Master’s thesis has the following structure:
  1. First section (Roman numerals except on the cover page)
  2. Second section which includes the academic text + references (regular page numbering)

Remember the abstract! If you are a Swedish speaking students but you are writing the Master’s thesis in English then you should have the abstract in both Swedish and English.

Different Departments have different requirements on the Master´s thesis and if they do not have specific requirements on the appearance of the thesis then it is the formatting guide’s instructions that you should follow.

Submit your thesis

Once you are ready to submit your thesis follow these instructions. The Master’s thesis should be in the correct PDF format. The instructions on how you create this format is available in the accessibility instruction of this guide.