Thesis Project

The way in which your thesis project is arranged varies depending on the programme you are taking. It is common to write an independent essay for the final bachelor or master thesis project, but it can also take other forms, such as in the arts programmes. Writing a thesis often differs from the teaching and study situations that you have previously encountered. For example, it is common to have individual instruction or instruction in small groups and the demands of working independently are often higher, which means you need to plan and organize your work.

Doing a thesis project in your department

Each department has specific requirements for conducting a thesis project. Below you will find the special regulations that apply for your department.

Luleå University of Technology has set common guidelines for independent work (thesis project). These show the minimum requirements, but do not replace the requirements of each individual course.


The library search system allows you to search for information for your thesis.

Search the library's search field or in the databases.
Enlist the help of subject guides for tips on databases and keywords that fit your topic.
If you need help with your search, you can visit the library or book a tutorial with a librarian.

Register your student thesis

When your thesis is complete and approved, it needs to be registered in the publication database (DiVA). Your registration will be verified by an education administrator and a librarian before publication.

The first thing to do is create a cover. For this you need to have your thesis in PDF format.

When your thesis has a cover, it is time to register the thesis in the publication database. Follow the instructions in the manual to make sure everything is correct.

It is important that you include your e-mail address so that you receive a confirmation after registration!

Have any films, music files and / or other attachments available as you will have the opportunity to upload them together with the thesis. Remember that you must have copyright or the author's permission if you use image / film / music in your work.

You choose whether you want to publish your thesis publicly, ie. if you want to make the pdf available through Google and other search engines. Publishing your thesis publicly is a great way to promote your knowledge and skills.

If you have any questions about your registration, you are welcome to contact us.  
Keep in mind that we have many theses to check and the processing time can take up to four weeks.

Order a Printed Copy of your Thesis

Use the order form below when ordering

Prices per page for printing ex-jobs:
Start cost: 220 kr
Black-white: 1:04 kr / sid
Color: 3:30 kr / sid

Additional price for bindingstyle:
Masterbinding: 30 kr / st.

Consult your institution about who suppose to be responsible för the cost of the ex-job. VAT of 6% is added as well as any shipping cost.