Completing Thesis Amendments

Depending on the degree you are being examined for you may be asked to make:

  • minor amendments to your thesis
  • major amendments to your thesis
  • a resubmission of your thesis

In some cases you may not be asked to make any changes at all.

Minor Amendments Major Amendments Resubmission
Notification of Amendments You will be notified of the amendments that you need to make by your internal examiner. You will be advised of the amendments that you need to make by the Graduate School Office. You will be advised of the amendments that you need to make by the Graduate School Office.
Amendments Deadline

The amendments period is between 1 and 3 months.

Your internal examiner will confirm what your deadline is.

The amendments period is between 3 and 6 months.

The Graduate School Office will confirm your amendments deadline when we write to you.

The resubmission period is between 6 and 12 months.

The Graduate School Office will confirm your resubmission deadline when we write to you.

Submission of Amendments You should pass your amended thesis directly to your internal examiner. You should pass your amended thesis directly to your internal examiner. You will need to submit 2 soft-bound copies of your resubmitted thesis to the Graduate School Office.
Charges There are no charges to pay. There are no charges to pay. You will need to pay a resubmission fee when you resubmit your thesis.
Extending the Amendments Deadline

In exceptional circumstances you may be able to apply to extend your amendments deadline.

Applications to extend the deadline should be made on the appropriate form:

Submitting Your Referred Thesis

When you have completed the amendments to your thesis then you will need to submit the following documents to the Graduate School Office:

  • two soft-bound copies of your thesis bound in accordance with University regulations
  • a covering memo for your examiners detailing the amendments that have been made
  • a resubmission form  - Word Resubmission of Thesis Form

Your thesis will then be sent for re-examination. If a second viva is required then your internal examiner will contact you with details of the viva.

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