Where examiners agree a recommendation, the candidate should be advised of this at the end of the viva exam.
If, for whatever reason, this is not possible they should indicate to the candidate when he/she will be notified.
Where an award subject to minor corrections is recommended, the internal examiner should provide the candidate with the details of the corrections at the viva, and advise them that these need to be completed within one month from the date of the viva.
The Graduate School Office does not write to the candidate to confirm this, so it is important that the candidate is made aware of the deadline for completing the corrections at the viva.
Major Amendments / Resubmission of Thesis
Where major amendments or a referral is recommended, the internal examiner should advise the candidate that s/he will receive formal notification of the requirements from the Graduate School Office, together with details of the arrangements for submitting their amendments/resubmission. The detailed requirements should then be attached to the joint report and forwarded to the Graduate School Office who will write to the candidate formally. In these cases, the deadline for completing the revisions starts from the date that the Graduate School Office writes to the candidate.
Where a resubmission is recommended the candidate will be required to pay a re-examination fee and to resubmit two soft-bound copies of their revised thesis to the Graduate School Office who will send it out to the examiners.
The thesis should not be submitted directly to examiners and approval cannot be given by the internal examiner alone.
The resubmission fees are currently:
- PhD - £175
- EdD, DClinPsy, DSocSci, MPhil, DEng - £120
Access to University Services during revisions
Access to the Library, computer facilities and the candidate's University email account will be extended during the period of revisions and until their award is made.