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edengths - LaTeX PhD Thesis Template


This is a Latex2e template which corresponds to the regulations regarding layout of a thesis submitted within the University of Edinburgh. It is not official, but conforms as best as possible to the regulation as detailed at:

The University of Edinburgh Academic Services

Please feel free to alter the template to your own liking, but note that the template is made available under the GNU GPL and must be similarly licensed should you wish to release your modified template.

An example of the compiled template is available here.

A version of this template that uses the nomencl package for adding a nomenclature can be found on the nomencl branch.

If you are interested in using this template with Quarto then check out Nick Hood's fork edengths-quarto.


The main file with this package is edengths.tex. It contains information about how to configure the package in the comments. The main package options are entered after the comment "LOAD DOCUMENT CLASS"

For information regarding compiling the package please see the supporting documentation at


This template is an amalgamation of an existing Edinburgh University, Electrical Engineering PhD Thesis class file (jthesis-v1.cls) authored by George S Taylor which was released under the GNU GPL. Code is included from the dmathesis class Written by M. Imran for a thesis according to the university of Durham regulation, which was released without copyright. It also contains ideas (possibly code) from the Princeton thesis class file (PrincetonThesis.cls), authored by Mike Nolta.

Mathew Topper, Eoghan Maguire and Bill Edwards, of the Institute of Energy Systems in the University of Edinburgh, foresaw the need to maintain a more recent latex implementation of the university thesis regulations and thus, this project was born. It is hoped that the template will be maintained by the University of Edinburgh PhD community once released.


Copyright (C) 1998 George Taylor

Copyright (C) 2002 Mike Nolta

Copyright (C) 2010-2021 Mathew Topper

The Unofficial University of Edinburgh LaTeX2e Thesis Template is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

The Unofficial University of Edinburgh LaTeX2e Thesis Template is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with The Unofficial University of Edinburgh LaTeX2e thesis template. If not, see


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