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PhD Examination - Stage Two - Preparation and Submission of Thesis

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Preparation and submission of thesis 



  • Students should ensure that their thesis complies with all University and Faculty regulations, guidance and stylistic requirements.  Please see here as a reminder



  • The Student Registry provides a resource that details the submission process along with information about the University paperwork that should be submitted with the thesis and University permissions that may be applicable
  • Please ensure that the Faculty Declaration Form is completed and is enclosed (in an envelope addressed to "Degree Committee Office") with the thesis when it is submitted
  • An electronic copy on Memory Stick or CD-Rom (Word format) should be submitted at the same time (in an envelope addressed to "Degree Committee Office") for Faculty purposes*.  Students must not email electronic copies to the Degree Committee Office

*the Faculty requires an exact copy of the thesis in order to answer any questions raised by the examiners, the University permission to "include a CD-Rom or other item" (additional materials) is not required for this purpose but students are reminded they need to apply for this permission when Memory Sticks/CD-Roms are to be sent to examiners as part of the actual thesis submission.

  • The thesis (2 copies) is submitted to Student Registry, Student Services Centre, New Museums Site, Cambridge, CB2 3PT and may initially be submitted soft-bound 

To note:  one hard-bound copy, for deposit in the University Library, will be required by the Student Registry before any student can proceed to collect the their degree.

  • Because hard-bound copies are much more expensive, it is recommended that students use a soft binding for the viva and wait until their dissertation has passed to the satisfaction of the Examiners before getting it properly hard-bound
  • The Degree Committee will confirm in writing when the thesis has been received within the Faculty and sent to examiners


What is the next stage?

Please proceed to stage three: the viva voce examination and beyond





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