Thesis submission and examination

The Research Student Administration (RSA) team are responsible for maintaining the central University records for all postgraduate researchers, requests for leaves of absence and extensions through to the submission and examination of your thesis.

Plagiarism process for postgraduate researchers

Information about the postgraduate researcher plagiarism process

Notice of intention to submit
Information about what you need to tell us and when. 

Early submission
The rules regarding early submission. 

Presenting your Thesis
Everything you need to know about how to present your thesis and what you need to include. 

Submitting your thesis
Information about how to submit your thesis for examination, what forms to include and where to submit it. 

Viva examinations
Everything you need to know about your viva examination. 

Results of your viva
What your result means and how to proceed. 

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

Revise and resubmit; what happens next
Everything you need to know about revising and resubmitting your thesis. 

Requirements for award of your degree and graduation
Everything that needs to be done before you are awarded your degree. 

Examiners information
Information for those examining doctoral theses.

Support for postgraduate researchers with a disability 
If you are a postgraduate researcher with a disability, this section provides information, guidance and support for you.

If you require any of the documents on the RSA pages in an alternative format, please contact RSA.

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