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PhD Examination - Stage Three - The Viva Voce Examination and Beyond


The viva voce examination and beyond

 Please see the Student Registry's website here for details about:

    • the viva voce examination
    • Degree Approvals and Conferment of Degrees (including dates of meetings)
    • Degree Certificates and transcripts 
    • Extended Self Service 

and please see here for final submission process and details

Students are reminded that they cannot attend a congregation until the  Student Registry have approved the outcome of the examination.

Students should be aware that they cannot collect the degree until a hardbound copy of the dissertation has been submitted to the Student Registry.  


The PhD examination and appeals

Should it be necessary to submit a complaint, or appeal a decision of the Degree Committee, students are asked to follow the most appropriate course of action as outlined within the University webpage "Requesting a review of the results of an examination" or the University's Student Complaints section.

The Degree Committee scrutinises all PhD examination reports carefully before they are transmitted to the Board of Graduate Studies Committee for University consideration.


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