Skip to content

Theses and dissertations

As a research student you will be assessed entirely, or almost entirely, on your final thesis or dissertation. Depending on your course you may also have to defend your work in an oral examination, known as a viva.

Formatting and binding

Formatting and binding

It is important that you present your work according to the University's specifications. Failure to do so may result in your submission being rejected.

Submission and deposit

Submission and deposit

You will need to submit copies of your thesis for examination. After making any corrections required by your examiners you will deposit final copies with the University.

Continuation

Continuation

If you fail to submit your thesis for examination before the end of your course, you may take extra time to finish writing-up. You may be charged a continuation fee for this period.

Viva

Viva

PhD, MPhil and EngD students must sit an oral examination. MA/MSc by research students may be required to by their Board of Studies or at the examiners' discretion.