We test all subjects by means of a 5,000-word thesis for first degrees and 10,000 words for master degrees. The thesis is based on our recommended text for each subject. Your thesis should demonstrate a good understanding of the subject matter and incorporate your own work experiences in the area of study and an indication of how you think the subject matter will aid your future work.


We require a first draft by email in each subject, which we critically apprise and advise what changes we require you to make before submission of a revised thesis. We can send you a specimen of such a thesis if you think it will help.


Technical queries can be submitted by email. Other queries can also be handled by email. Normally we reply to all emails within 48 hours.


On average, it takes students three months to complete one subject. There are no time restraints but we request that students keep in touch particularly if they are having problems.


We recommend that all students purchase and use the Grammarly Report web checker before submitting their work. We require a minimum score of 70% on grammar and on citations not more than 10% from any one source.


There is comprehensive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system for IUBS to help adult learners to effectively and practically complete their assessment for further study.