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I was looking at some cover pages and see that most of them use the following sentence;

A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF....

What does it really mean? "partial fulfillment" i am not sure if to use that in my cover page

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Use it because the thesis is only one requirement. There are others. You have to take certain courses, you have to earn a certain GPA, you have to pass a qualifying exam, and you have to have to successfully defend your thesis. –  user21497 May 12 '13 at 12:43

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"Partial fulfilment" means exactly that: it doesn't fulfil all the requirements for the degree. Other requirements could be a written examination (or a series of them); or a viva voce examination; or something else.

Your educational establishment should be able to give you guidance in your specific case.

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Is it referring to the other modules undertaking in the year 1 and 2 ? for instance –  Jose David Garcia Llanos May 12 '13 at 12:56
    
My thesis is 85% and my presentation is 15%, hence thats why it refers to it as partial? –  Jose David Garcia Llanos May 12 '13 at 12:58
    
It isn't that exact. There are number of requirements and you have to fulfil all of them. –  John Lawler May 12 '13 at 13:23

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