In the past an Oxford DPhil thesis has been submitted in monograph format, as a series of chapters presented in the style of a book.
It is increasingly common, however, for theses to include published papers, or papers written intended for future publication, within the main body of the text; this type of work is known as an ‘integrated thesis’. An integrated thesis may either be a hybrid of conventional chapters and papers, or be fully article-based. Regardless of the format, the content of the thesis should reflect the amount, originality and level of work expected for a conventional thesis.
Where a divisional board wishes to permit submission of an integrated thesis, this must be governed by Special Regulations.