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I am trying to write a thesis from scratch. How can I develop a cover page like this?

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This is my LateX source.

\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\title{
{Thesis Title}\\
{\large Institution Name}\\
{\includegraphics[scale=0.10]{logo.png}}
}
\author{Author Name}
\date{Day Month Year}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\chapter*{Abstract}
Abstract goes here

\chapter*{Dedication}
To mum and dad

\chapter*{Declaration}
I declare that..

\chapter*{Acknowledgements}
I want to thank...

\tableofcontents

\chapter{Introduction}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Literature Review}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Methodology}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Discussion and Analysis}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Conclusion}
Lorem ipsum...

\appendix
\chapter{Questionnaire}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Regression Output}
Lorem ipsum...

\end{document}

My code will result into something like this.

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As @js bibra already pointed out, you can define your titlepage quite easily.

I'd suggest you should check the KOMA-Script classes. Markus Kohm wrote scrreprt and scrbookas replacements for the standard LaTeX report and book classes. I suggest it, because KOMA classes have very mighty commands, to create titlepages, including pretitle, dedications and lots more. Have a look at the english handbook, especially chapter 3.7.

In general, you can choose to use an predefined layout, which is generated by the command \maketitle or you could design your own titlepage environment by begin{titlepage} ... \end{titlepage}.

Your thesis might start this

\documentclass{scrbook}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}

%% Definitions for the titles
%\titlehead{Not in use}
%\subject{Also not in use}
\title{Codimension-Two\\
  Free Boundary Problems}
\subtitle{School of Atlantis}
\author{
  \includegraphics[scale=0.3]{example-image-a}\\
  {\huge\bfseries Keith Gillow}\\
  St Catherine College\\
  University of Oxford}
\date{}
\publishers{A thesis submitted for the degree of\par 
  \textsc{Doctor of Philosphy}\\
  Trinity 1998\\[3ex]
  \today}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}

Resulting in KOMA-Script example titlepage

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\documentclass[12pt]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}


\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{center}
    \LARGE
    {\bfseries Codimension-Two\\Free Boundary Problems\par}
    School of Atlantis\par
    \vspace{4cm}
    \includegraphics[scale=0.3]{example-image-a}\\
    {\huge\bfseries Keith Gillow\par}
    {\small St Catherine College\\University of Oxford}
    \vspace{3cm}
    \par
\begin{minipage}{.5\linewidth}
        \normalsize\centering
        A thesis submitted for the degree of\par
        \textsc{Doctor of Philosphy}\par
        Trinity 1998
    \end{minipage}
    \vfill
    \today
\end{center}
    \newpage
\chapter*{Abstract}
Abstract goes here

\chapter*{Dedication}
To mum and dad

\chapter*{Declaration}
I declare that..

\chapter*{Acknowledgements}
I want to thank...

\tableofcontents

\chapter{Introduction}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Literature Review}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Methodology}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Discussion and Analysis}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Conclusion}
Lorem ipsum...

\appendix
\chapter{Questionnaire}
Lorem ipsum...

\chapter{Regression Output}
Lorem ipsum...

\end{document}

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