Thesis submission and examination

Research Student Administration (RSA) in Registry are responsible for processing all research degree theses for examination. The links below provide information for each step of the process.

Submitting your thesis during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak
Updated 25 March 2020

There are two options for submitting your thesis during the period of restricted campus operations:

1. Submit an electronic copy for examination. This can be obtained from the copy you submit for the plagiarism check and you should therefore follow your normal School/College process for this. Research Student Administration will check that your examiners are happy to proceed with the examination using a PDF copy of your thesis and you will be advised if this is not the case.

On submission of your thesis for the plagiarism check, please send an email to with "ELECTRONIC THESIS SUBMISSION" and your ID number in the subject field.  In this email you should confirm the date that you submitted your thesis for the plagiarism check and attach the following documents:

  • Declaration form
  • Authors Declaration
  • Degree Congregation choice form

Please also see the guidance on editorial help and the Third Party Declaration form.

The above are all available from the Submitting your thesis web page.

2. As the initial advice was that thesis submissions would be accepted within a week of the University campus reopening, if your thesis submission deadline (first or resubmission) falls during the period of the restricted campus operations and you are now working to a date during the first week after campus reopening, please confirm this by contacting Research Student Administration via email to Please include “THESIS SUBMISSION DURING RESTRICTED CAMPUS OPERATIONS” and your ID number in the email subject.

Please see the COVID-19 advice for PGR students webpages for the latest updates on thesis submissions during this period and for further information for PGRs on the developing COVID-19 situation.

 Notice of intention to submit

If you have any queries, please on the thesis submission and examination process, please contact Research Student Administration via Student Help


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