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Thesis examples

This page is intended to contain examples of thesis (MSc or PhD). Below are references to various examples.

1.  LyX's thesis template

Since version 2.0 LyX comes with a thesis template. You find it in LyX's installation folder in the subfolder Resources\examples\thesis.

Note: If the title page provided by your university cannot be easily converted to Lyx it is possible to insert another title page in the form of a PDF file as such. Insert > File > External Material..., supply the path to your PDF file, and select "PDF pages" from the dropdown menu. Then replace the complete first page in the Lyx document by this LaTeX command box (Evil Red Text, Ctrl-L): \renewcommand\maketitle{} so that KOMA script doesn't complain about a missing title.

2.  Thesis examples collection

This archived site used to provide links to LyX templates of different universities:

3.  André Miede's Classic Thesis ported to LyX

André Miede's beautiful Classic Thesis style for LaTeX, a true homage to Robert Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style, can easily be used with LyX. The full template is available for download at bitbucket. The template is self-contained, and uses the local layout feature (meaning you don't have to install LyX .layout files): unpack, open with LyX and compile. You may need to have classicthesis.sty installed separately (with TeX Live on Debian/Ubuntu it comes with the package texlive-publishers). The template also contains stylish examples of article, book and CV based on the same typographical principles from classicthesis.sty.

4.  Ph.D. Template Example by Roy Schestowitz

This is a flexible and rich starting point for the composition of a thesis. It adheres to British standards and written to suit requirements at the Victoria University of Manchester. You can see sample pages at and download the LyX file from the site.

5.  Princeton University LyX Thesis Template

A LyX template for writing a thesis at Princeton University. Download at

6.  Writing a thesis with ThLoria

ThLoria ( sites)) is a LaTeX class, now obsolete, intended to write thesis (in French). It offered LyX support with a limited but sufficient set of layout styles. It's succeeded by thesul ( sites)), but no LyX support is provided.

7.  University of British Columbia Thesis (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Example thesis now available in LyX. (This uses a trivial LyX layout file and mostly involved laborious debugging of the result of tex2lyx.) Download at

8.  University of Colorado at Boulder Ph.D. Thesis (Boulder, CO, USA)

9.  Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) LyX Thesis Template

This is not a document class/style/layout but a LyX template, so it is ready to use. There are two LyX templates: author-year and numerical bibliography/citation styles. This template is written in book (KOMA-script) document class. The template requires LaTeX packages: koma-script, tocloft, minitoc, kluwer, fancyhdr, prettyref. Download at

10.  University of Bologna LyX Thesis Template

A LyX (2.x, should also work with previous versions) layout for writing a Thesis at University of Bologna (specifically DEIS - Department of Engineering). Download at

11.  Istanbul Technical University LyX Thesis Template

A set of LyX files that have a structure similar to the I.T.U. LaTeX template for writing graduate thesis. The files do not use a "complete" layout file, therefore, it is not a "full" template yet. Download at

12.  University of Michigan LyX Dissertation Template

A LyX template for writing a dissertation at the University of Michigan. At least two students successfully used this template (i.e., it passed the graduate school formatting review). Download at

13.  Thesis Template for Portuguese Naval Academy

This template was designed by Hilário Araújo to be used as the main model for the master's dissertation at Portuguese Naval Academy, but can be easily edited for use at another institution. In this template the entire document is generate with the documents rules of school. Besides that, the titlepage and contratitlepage are generate automatically. For download go to the Gitub repository: A great video tutorial is at YouTube. If you have any questions please contact the authors.

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