Viva Voce Examination Outcomes

Both examiners are required to reach a joint agreement regarding the outcome of your viva examination.
Doctoral Degree Exam Outcomes (PhD / MD / DClinPsy / DSocSci / EdD / EngD / PsyD)

The following outcomes are permissible (first submissions):

  • award of the degree with distinction (MD only)
  • award of the degree
  • award of the degree subject to minor amendments
  • award of the degree subject to major amendments
  • referral for resubmission for the degree
  • award of a lower degree
  • award of MPhil subject to minor amendments (PhD and EdD only)
  • referral for resubmission for the degree of MPhil (PhD and EdD only)
  • fail with no right of resubmission
Master of Philosophy Exam Outcomes

The following outcomes are permissible (first submissions):

  • award of the degree
  • award of the degree subject to minor amendments
  • award of the degree subject to major amendments
  • referral for resubmission for the degree
  • fail with no right of resubmission

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