Before submitting your thesis to the Student Service Centre, you must follow the correct procedures which are contained in the following documents. Please note that the Student Service Centre will be unable to accept your thesis if the correct procedures, relating to the submission and format of your thesis, have not been followed.

Guidance on the presentation and submission of your thesis

There are a number of important information documents you should read before submitting your thesis.

You will find a list of the documents required prior to and during the submission of your temporary theses below.

If the thesis is to be placed on restricted access in accordance with the Academic Regulations, then the Request for Limited Access to Thesis form must also be submitted. Following the submission of this form, a Confidentiality Agreement will be forwarded to the relevant Examiner. In these cases, theses will not be forwarded to examiners until the requested confidentiality statements have been returned. 

You will find a list of the documents required during the submission of your final theses below.

Other useful documents:

Deadline dates for thesis submission

Action Deadline
Last date for submission of thesis title Tuesday 7 January 2020
Last date for recommendations for appointment of external and internal examiners Tuesday 7 January 2020
Last date for submission of three copies of thesis prior to examination Tuesday 10 March 2020*
Last date for receipt of external and internal examiners' reports Monday 4 May 2020
Last date for receipt of bound presentation theses including the internal examiners declaration form and e-thesis Monday 4 May 2020**

* Two weeks earlier if examiners are required to sign a confidentiality agreement in advance of reviewing the thesis

** For Research Degrees Committee on 18 May 2020

Thesis examination

When the Student Service Centre has accepted your temporary bound thesis, it will then be sent to your approved Internal Examiner and External Examiner(s). You will be informed of your viva date by your School. After the viva takes place the Internal Examiner and External Examiner(s) send their reports to your School's Postgraduate Research Office. These reports then go to the Research Degrees Committee and the Examiners' decision is considered for approval.