Archived Material (Dissertations)

What a dissertation should look like

Format

Font

• The standard font for Southampton Solent university is Trebuchet MS.

Line spacing

• Set your line spacing to 1.5 lines.

Indents or breaks

• Leave a space of one line between paragraphs, rather than indenting the first line
• Set your spacing at 12pt after a line.

Margins

• The left hand margin should be set at 3.2cm (1.25 inches)
• The right hand margin about 2.5cm (1 inch).
• Approximately 3.8cm (1.5 inches) should be left free of text at the top and bottom of each page.