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PhD/MPhil Exam Process


If you are getting ready to submit your thesis, you have reached the PhD/MPhil exam process. Here is an overview of what happens now.

  • It is recommended that you submit your PhD/MPhil exam entry form two months before submission
  • The details of the examiners nominated by your supervisor are sent to the Dean for approval
  • Your approved examiners are invited to examine your thesis
  • Thesis submission - please submit two hard bound copies of your thesis to the Student Services Centre and one electronic copy to Research Degrees
  • If your examiners have accepted the invitation to examine, your thesis will be dispatched to them within 3-5 working days
  • Your supervisor should arrange the viva to take place within three months
  • The viva examination takes place
  • Research Degrees confirms the outcome of the viva to you by email

 

Exam Entry

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Thesis Submission

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Viva Examination

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Viva outcome

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3 month corrections or 9 month amendments

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Resubmission within 12 / 18 months

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Final thesis submission

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Award process

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Degree certificate and graduation

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 Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact Research Degrees.

Tel: 01784 41 4480

Quick link

Overview of the PhD/MPhil exam process

Link to forms and guidance for PhD/MPhil examiners