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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restricted campus operations 
Updated 26 May 2020

Research Student Administration are working remotely and therefore cannot currently accept printed copies of theses for examination. Thesis examinations are continuing and the information below explains the process for electronic submission of your thesis for examination.

The electronic copy will be obtained from the copy you submit for the plagiarism check and you should therefore follow your normal School/College process for this.

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.

All the above are available from the Submitting your thesis web page.

You should submit your thesis by the end of your maximum period of registration or if a resubmission, by your resubmission deadline.

Extending your thesis submission deadline

If you are unable to submit by your deadline, you can apply for an extension. Further information and an extension request form can be found on the extensions web page.

Please also see the COVID-19 Extensions Policy and Criteria.


Early submission

Information on submitting your thesis before the end of your minimum registration period


Information about corrections, how to complete them and how to submit them


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