First:

A master thesis/dissertation  should be written in Arabic accompanied by a-600-hundered- word-abstract in English.  However, in certain Departments at some Faculties, English language is being considered the medium of communication and therefore a thesis can be written in English provided that a 600 hundred –word- abstract should accompany the thesis in Arabic. What is at steak is that the thesis along with its abstract has to be written as correctly and as intelligibly as possible.

Second:

The following titles should be written on the Title page:

A. An-Najah National University

    Deanship of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (should be written on the upper right part of the page).

B. Thesis/dissertation Title.

C.  Student’s name as officially registered in university record.

D. Thesis supervisor Name and the name of the second supervisor if there is a second one.

E. This Thesis is Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in History, at Faculty of Graduate Studies, at An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine-.

Third:

The following instruction should be written on the page subsequent to the Title page:

A. Title of Thesis.

B. The name of the writer as officially registered in university record.

C. Date of thesis defense.

D.  Names and Signatures of Thesis Defense Committee Members

1-In Arabic as follows:

ناقشت اللجنة هذه الأطروحة بتاريخ .... واجازتها.

التوقيع

أعضاء لجنة المناقشة

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    2- ...............................

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    3- ...............................

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    4- ...............................

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    5- ...............................

2- In English as follows:

This Thesis was defended successfully on ……………….. and approved by

Defense Committee Members
Signature
1. ………    ……………………    .
    ……………………    ..    …    .
2. ……    ………………………    .
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3. …………………………….
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4. …………………………….
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5. …………………………….
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Fourth:

The arrangement and page-numbering of thesis should be consistent with the following descriptions:

 A. The Interior Cover page (without page number).

 B. Thesis Certificate Page and the Examiner’s signature.

 C. Dedication: It should be brief, terse and intelligible.

 D. Acknowledgement.

 E. The contents and numbers of pages.

 F. Index of Tables and their pages.

G. Index of Figures and their pages.

H. Index of appendixes and pages.

I.  Thesis Abstract

A student thesis should be organized in an orderly fashion-chapter after chapter until the end of it. The title of references should be properly documented. If available, appendices then should be added at the end followed with an abstract in English. The organization of the thesis chapters, appendices, tables, figures, maps, and references, abstract in other languages should bear sequential numbers. For example Arabic numbers should be used as follows 1, 2, and 3, in English copies or Arabic ones. 

Fifth:

A. The maximum number of pages of a master thesis is 250. Verified texts and Appendices are not part of thesis

B. The thesis along with the abstract should be printed on (A4) white paper.  The thesis print out has to be intelligible and neat on computer and free from any hand-written script and one-face printout.   There has to be 28 pt, between lines and 3.5 centimeters right margins in Arabic copies and 3.5 centimeters left margin in English copies.   Other margins should be 2.5 Centimeters. Page numbering in Arabic copies should be in the middle of the page from the bottom and in English copies it should be in the middle from the top of the page.

C. The source from which the citation of particular tables or photocopies of should be written below each table in size.11.

Sixth:

If there are maps or photos, or any of illustrative materials, the thesis papers should be of special quality to preserve and maintain a lasting life span for such materials at the library.

Seventh:

  • Type of Calligraphy/Penmanship
  • Simplified Arabic 14 for Arabic Thesis, Time New Roman 14 for English Thesis
  • Margins11
  • Minor Titles/ headlines should be printed in bold 14
  • Major Titles should be in bold 16

Eighth:

A. Binding

  • Binding should be in faint black and not shinny.
  • The script should be printed in gold color.
  • The title of thesis, name of student, and name of supervisor should be printed on the cover page of the thesis.
  • Student’s name, the title of thesis, and the year of thesis defense should be printed in the spine of the thesis.
  • 2 centimeters space should be left from the top and below the spine of the thesis.    

And then:

  • Four bound copies and an electronic copy (pdf) on CDs to be placed at the University Library.
  • Three bound copies for the Deanship of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and two electronic copies on CDs: An electronic CD of an abstract of the thesis, full thesis (word & pdf format) and a Jpg image of the signatures of the thesis defense committee members. A second copy of the student’s entire thesis (word & pdf format) with a Jpg image of the signature of the thesis defense committee members.
  • A copy of the student’s thesis to each member of the defense thesis committee.
  •  A copy of the student’s bound thesis to the Specialized Department.
  • A copy of the student’s bound thesis to Deanship of the concerned Faculty.    

B. Upon submitting his/her thesis, the student of graduate studies shall authorize the university in writing to make partial or complete copies of his/her thesis for the purposes of scientific research and the exchange of knowledge between educational institutions and universities.   

Ninth:

Documentation of references should stick to the following instructions