Refer to HDR Thesis Rules
In addition to the relevant publications intended for examination, and all the matters listed in the HDR Thesis Rules 3 to 5, the thesis must include:
- A contextual statement (but not a detailed reworking of individual papers) which includes:
the aims underpinning the publications
a commentary which establishes the field of knowledge within current literature (literature review)
how the publications are linked, and
a conclusion showing the overall significance of the work and contribution to knowledge, problems encountered and future directions of the work
- A statement which indicates which portions of the published works are claimed to be original.