Doctoral dissertation prize

The Research Degrees Examination Board awards an annual prize for outstanding excellence in a doctoral dissertation in each Faculty.


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

Internal and external examiners nominate suitable dissertations on their joint final report and nominations are noted by the Research Degrees Examination Board (RDEB).

Judging process

All nominations for each Faculty are reviewed by the relevant Faculty PGR Director in preparation for the first RDEB meeting of the following academic year. The Faculty PGR Director selects a winner for confirmation at RDEB. Where there are potential conflicts of interest, the Faculty PGR Director may appoint a nominee/s to assist in the selection process.

Announcement of results

The winners are informed and a brief citation is produced when RDEB officially announces the awards.

Master of Science by Research (MScR) prize in the Faculty of Life Sciences

In addition to the doctoral prize, the Faculty of Life Sciences also runs a Faculty-level MScR prize.

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