Research dissertation prize

Every year the Research Degrees Examination Board awards a prize for the best dissertation in each Faculty.


To be eligible, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree within the academic year.

Internal and external examiners can nominate suitable dissertations. Nominations are noted at the Research Degrees Examination Board at which the degree is awarded.

Judging process

All nomination forms will be collated for the first Research Degrees Examination Board of the following Academic Year (normally held in September).

Before the Board meeting, each graduate dean orders the nominations according to merit. They consider the examiners’ comments and may ask the relevant head of school and supervisors for their opinion where needed.

At the Board meeting, members consider the proposed order and agree the winners.

Announcement of results

The winners are informed, and their heads of school asked to provide brief citations to the Board. The Board will use the citation when they officially announce the year's awards.

Edit this page