Presenting and submitting your dissertation for examination
Help and advice on how to format and submit your dissertation.
How the research degree examination process works
How your work is assessed.
Depositing your definitive 'Library Copy' of the dissertation
You must submit an electronic copy of your dissertation once your degree has been awarded.
Research Degrees Examination Board
Dates and deadlines for the Board.
Research dissertation prize
Every year the Research Degrees Examination Board awards a prize for the best dissertation in each Faculty.
Research degree payments
How to pay resubmission fees and submission fees for research degrees by published work.
How to submit an application for a Higher doctorate (only available to Bristol graduates and current staff).
Research degrees staff information
Forms and processes for examiners and administrators.
Deferred access to dissertations
How deferral requests are made and approved.
Postgraduate research exams enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)117 42 83053 | Internal 83053
The central postgraduate research examination process is managed by the Academic Quality and Policy Office.
If you wish to submit softbound copies of your thesis for examination in person, please present them to the Student Information Service on the ground floor of 5 Tyndall Avenue. The Student Information Service is open between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and University closure days.