Resubmitted Theses - Award Outcomes

Resubmitted Doctoral Theses - Award Outcomes

Award of the Degree

The thesis requires no corrections and is acceptable as it stands for the award of the degree.

Award of the Degree Subject to Minor Amendments

Amendments are largely typographical or grammatical and may include corrections to references and/or diagrams and the re-writing of small sections of text.

Where examiners are recommending minor amendments details of the amendments should be given to the candidate at the viva exam and the candidate should be given between 1-3 months to complete these from the date of the viva.

Please note that the Doctoral College Office does not contact the candidate where minor amendments are required and the candidate should be advised of the amendments directly and asked to submit their revised thesis directly to the internal examiner (or designated external examiner where there is no internal examiner) for review.

Award of a Lower Degree

A decision to award a lower degree to a research student who was examined for the degree of PhD or EdD shall be conditional upon the thesis meeting the requirements of the degree of MPhil or the student having successfully completed the taught components and other programme requirements (research students registered for the degree of DSocSci or EdD).

There are no lower award options for students registered for the degrees of DClinPsy or EngD.

Award of MPhil Subject to Minor Amendments (PhD and EdD Only)

The thesis does not meet the criteria for award of a doctoral degree but meets the criteria for an MPhil (PhD and EdD students only) subject to minor amendments.

Fail

Where examiners are considering this they may wish to discuss their decision with the Doctoral College Office before proceeding. If this recommendation is made a full report is essential giving reasons for the decision.

Please note that there is no option to recommend award of a degree subject to major amendments or a second referral where a referred thesis is being re-examined.

Resubmitted MPhil Theses - Award Outcomes

Award of MPhil with No Amendments

The thesis requires no corrections and is acceptable as it stands for the award of the degree.

Award of MPhil Subject to Minor Amendments

Amendments are largely typographical or grammatical and may include corrections to references and/or diagrams and the re-writing of small sections of text.

Where examiners are recommending minor amendments details of the amendments should be given to the candidate at the viva exam and the candidate should be given between 1-3 months to complete these from the date of the viva.

Please note that the Doctoral College Office does not contact the candidate where minor amendments are required and the candidate should be advised of the amendments directly and asked to submit their revised thesis to the internal examiner (or designated external examiner where no internal examiner is appointed) for review.

Fail

Where examiners are considering this they may wish to discuss their decision with the Doctoral College Office before proceeding. If this recommendation is made a full report is essential giving reasons for the decision.

Please note that there is no option to recommend award of a degree subject to major amendments or a second referral where a referred thesis is being re-examined.

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