Examination of a thesis/dissertation

After your thesis/dissertation is submitted for examination it will be posted to your Board of Examiners for consideration. 

All PhD, EdD, DEdPsy, DClin Prac, DClin Res and EngD candidates must attend a viva voce examination which will be held within three months of the date of your submission.  MPhil and MbyRes students are not normally asked to attend a viva voce exam.

The Handbook for Examination of Postgraduate Research programmes sets out the regulations which must be followed when your work is examined and also the recommendations of award which may be made.

Following the examination your Board of Examiners will submit an Examiners’ Report Form to your College.  The form is signed by the Dean of College before it is submitted to the Postgraduate Administration Office for approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Reasearch.

Confirmation of the outcome of your exam will be emailed to you by the Postgraduate Administration Office once the Dean has approved the Examiners’ Report.  The email will confirm the steps that need to be followed in order for your award to be processed and, if you are required to do minor or major corrections or to resubmit, will include a copy of the Examiners' comments from their final Report.