PGR assessments and exams
Guidance for postgraduate research students (PGR) on progress monitoring, submitting the dissertation, viva (oral exam), receiving corrections (feedback), resubmission payment and delaying public access.
A yearly check that gives you the chance to reflect on your progress.
Discuss potential examiners with your supervisors a few months before you submit your dissertation (thesis).
You must submit an electronic copy of your dissertation (thesis) for your exam and another for the Turnitin check.
How to prepare and what to expect from your viva (oral exam).
How to interpret your feedback, make corrections and resubmit your dissertation (thesis) if needed.
If you are required to resubmit for a research degree, you will have to pay a resubmission fee.
How to request the library to delay public access to a part or all of your dissertation (thesis).
How to upload your dissertation (thesis) to the library and complete the depositor declaration.
All research degrees are awarded by the Research Degrees Examination Board (RDEB).
See the official regulations and code of practice for research degrees.