PGR assessments and exams

Guidance for postgraduate research students (PGR) on progress monitoring, submitting the dissertation, viva (oral exam), receiving corrections (feedback), resubmission payment and delaying public access.

Annual progress monitoring

A yearly check that gives you the chance to reflect on your progress.

Decide on examiners

Discuss potential examiners with your supervisors a few months before you submit your dissertation (thesis).

Submit your dissertation

You must submit an electronic copy of your dissertation (thesis) for your exam and another for the Turnitin check.

Your viva (oral exam)

How to prepare and what to expect from your viva (oral exam).

Outcome and corrections

How to interpret your feedback, make corrections and resubmit your dissertation (thesis) if needed.

Resubmission fee

If you are required to resubmit for a research degree, you will have to pay a resubmission fee.

Delay public access to your dissertation

How to request the library to delay public access to a part or all of your dissertation (thesis).

Upload your dissertation to the library

How to upload your dissertation (thesis) to the library and complete the depositor declaration.

Research degree exam board

All research degrees are awarded by the Research Degrees Examination Board (RDEB).

See the official regulations and code of practice for research degrees.

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