Submit your dissertation (thesis)
You must submit an electronic copy of your dissertation (thesis) for your exam and another for the Turnitin check.
Submissions will be accepted up to 11:59 pm (UK time) on your final submission date. If your submission date falls on a weekend, a bank holiday, or a university closure day, you can submit by 11.59 pm (UK time) the next working day.
Late submissions will not be examined.
Submit your dissertation
You must submit an electronic copy of your dissertation for your exam and upload another copy for the Turnitin check.
Once you have submitted your dissertation, you cannot make any changes to it.
This copy counts as your formal submission and must be submitted by your deadline.
- Convert your file to a PDF.
- Name the PDF file ‘PGR_submission_[student surname]_[student first name]_[student number]'.
- Email the PDF of your dissertation to email@example.com.
If your file is too large to send via email, you can use the Facility for the Upload of Large Files (fluff).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if your dissertation includes physical material, such as creative works.
You must also upload an electronic copy of your dissertation to Turnitin via Blackboard. This is for a pre-exam academic integrity and plagiarism check.
You must notify your School of the upload. The specific email address will be on Blackboard.
Contact your School PGR administrator if you need help with uploading to Turnitin.
In exceptional circumstances, where there are contractual, security or safety issues, the Turnitin check can be replaced by a manual check. This must be approved by the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (PGR).
If there is an exceptional reason, you or your main supervisor can complete a Request for a non-Turnitin submission for examination (Office document, 31kB) and send the completed form to your faculty office.
You must not send a copy of your dissertation to your examiners at any time.
Extensions or suspensions
If you think you need a suspension or an extension, discuss this with your supervisor first.
You can request a suspension and extension form from your School PGR administrator (this will be on Blackboard).
If there are unforeseen circumstances near your final submission date, you can request a short emergency extension from the Faculty PGR Director.
If you are studying on a student visa, you must discuss any changes that may affect your visa status with a Student Visa Adviser. If there are unforeseen circumstances near your final submission date, you can request a short emergency extension from the Faculty PGR Director and seek visa advice if needed.