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Writing a thesis

During your Master's Degree studies you are to write a thesis of 60 credits (equivalent to one year of full-time work). The thesis is to be submitted in DUO (digital publications at UiO) via StudentWeb. Below you will find information about writing a thesis, available templates and LaTeX.


The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) does not have formal typographical requirements for the Master's theses, but it is highly recommended that you use the templates below in regards of layout/design. To see submitted theses of former students at ITA, go here.

Colour pages (if printed copies):

ITA does not demand a printed version of your thesis, but if you would like to have printed copies, the institute will cover the expenses for up to 12 copies, where a total of 11 pages (including the front page) per copy can be in colours. The printing of the thesis is done by Reprosentralen and the preferred format is PDF. For more information, go here.


Templates for theses:

  • LaTeX template (The preferred template at ITA. The front page is an older one, if you want a newer version, see Template - front page below).
  • DUO templates (Word for Windows and Mac).

Template - front page:


LaTeX is commonly used at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and most theses at ITA is written in LaTeX. The link below will provide you with information about LaTex (for both beginners and intermediate users):




Published July 6, 2016 10:42 AM - Last modified Mar. 2, 2017 2:02 PM