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Examination of a thesis/dissertation

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

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a temporary policy is in place to allow viva voce examinations to take place via a multi-way video-link. For further information please visit the Doctoral College's Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

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. This should be read alongside the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Virtual Viva Policy.

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 PGR 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 PGR 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 amendments or to resubmit, will include a copy of the Examiners' comments from their final report.