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Printing and binding a PhD, MPhil, DBA, EdD or DClinPsy thesis

How to print and bind your thesis for examination and final submission.

Thesis printing and soft binding for your first submission

In the first instance refer to the Specifications for Higher Degree Theses for information on the presentation of your thesis.

Follow our step by step guide to getting your first submission printed and soft bound:

  1. Convert your file to PDF format and save the file with your last name at the beginning of the file name.
  2. Email the PDF to print@bath.ac.uk.
  3. Include in your email: the number of copies required, whether you would like it printed single or double sided, whether the file is to be printed black and white or colour and that soft binding with blue covers is required.
  4. We will email you the total cost for the printing and binding and ask you if it is OK for us to proceed with printing and soft binding. See our printing and binding price lists.

The lead time for printing and soft binding is four to six hours and this time may vary at peak times.

We will email or text you when your theses are ready for collection from Print Services in 8 West, 1.35.

If you bring your document already printed, we can bind it whilst you wait.

Hard binding for your final submission

In the first instance refer to the Specifications for Higher Degree Theses for information on the presentation of your thesis.

Follow our step by step guide to getting your final submission printed and hard bound:

  1. Convert your file to PDF format and save the file with your last name at the beginning of the file name.
  2. Email the PDF to print@bath.ac.uk.
  3. Include in your email the number of copies required, whether you would like it printed single or double sided, whether the file is to be printed black and white or colour and that hard binding is required.
  4. We will email you the total cost for the printing and binding and an editable PDF form for you to fill out and email back to us with the full details. See our printing and binding price lists. Cloth colour for hard binding: PhD - Maroon, Masters by Research (including MPhil) - Black, MS - Royal Blue, MD - Red, EdD, DBA, EngD, DHealth & DClinPsy - Dark Green.
  5. Payment is required before we print and bind your thesis, payment can be made by: card over the phone 01225 394927, cash or card by visiting Print Services in 8 West, 1.35 and Agresso purchase order via your department.
  6. Once payment has been received we will print your thesis within 24 hours.
  7. We recommend the printed copies of the hard bindings be checked over by yourself before they are sent for binding as we cannot be held accountable for any printing errors made otherwise. Extra time for completion may be incurred if there are delays in checking the printed copies.
  8. Once checked and approved, your thesis will be sent off campus for hard binding by 10am Thursday and will be returned the following Thursday by 4pm. Allow 7 to 10 working days for the whole process to be completed.
  9. We will email or text when your theses are ready for collection from Print Services in 8 West, 1.35. We offer a collection only service for hard bound thesis.

How to submit your files for printing

Follow our guide about how to submit your files for printing.

How to find us and opening times

Take a look at our opening times and and how to find us guide.