The Viva Voce Exam - What to Expect and How to Prepare
The viva voce exam is where you will give a verbal defence of your written thesis.
It is the culmination of your research degree, but many postgraduate researchers are unsure what to expect and what they can do to prepare. Here we want to take away some of the mystery - allowing you to take control and look forward to the viva exam as a positive experience.
About the Viva Exam
When does the exam take place? What do I need to take? Who will my examiners be?
The Good Viva Video
Watch The Good Viva Video and see what to expect in your viva exam.
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How to Prepare
Practice Viva QuestionsTry practising your answers to common viva exam questions
On the Day of the Exam
After the Exam and Graduation
Much of the content of this section was taken from Student Development’s Study Guide "Preparing for Your Viva" which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England and Wales License. You can read the full text here.