MA Thesis Deadlines

All students in all MA programmes in Anthropology should turn in the thesis directly to the Anthropology Department main office.

You should turn: 1) one printed hard-bound copy, and 2) one PDF version of the printed thesis
PLEASE NOTE: The PDF should be an exact mirror of the hard-bound copy and should be emailed to Please check the file size - if your thesis contains many photos it could be quite large. If it is 10MB or more, please reduce the file size before emailing it. For tips on how to reduce file size, click here.

Please refer to the deadlines below for your particular programme. In all cases, it is acceptable for the hard-bound copy to follow a few days later than the pdf version received on the due date. NOTE the hard copy must be EXACTLY the same as the pdf version.

One-Year MA programmes (Anthropology, Anthropology & Development)

  • The deadline to turn in your thesis is Monday, 25 September 2017.

  Results are released formally by the Exams office in late November and graduation will take place in March 2018.

  • To qualify for September conferring ceremony: Friday, 12 May 2017
  • To qualify for October conferring ceremony: Friday, 3 July 2017

There is the possibility to get an extension on your thesis without paying fees until the end of October 2017. However, in that case, your thesis will not be marked until the following May, and you will receive your degree in the September 2018 conferring ceremony. Please contact the anthropology office for further information.
PhD Dissertation Deadlines
PhD dissertations are turned in on a rolling basis in consultation with the PhD supervisor. Dissertations may be submitted up to October 31 without incurring fees for an additional year. PhD dissertations must be submitted through the Maynooth University Examinations Office

Form A requires signed approval from the Office of Student Records and Registration confirming that the submitting student’s registration is in order. The same form also requires signed approval from the Office of Student Fees and Grants confirming that the submitting student’s fees are in order.
The forms required when submitting a thesis for examination can be found at this link: