Research degree examinations

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The Research Degrees unit within the Graduate School oversees all aspects of MPhil and PhD examinations.

Our Guideline documents set out the Research Degree Examination process in detail. Candidates should read the relevant Guidelines prior to registering for the Examination. Supervisors, who are responsible for the appointment of Examiners and for supporting Candidates throughout the examination should also read these Guidelines. Links to all our forms are also included below.

We are here to offer guidance and support to Candidates, Supervisors, Examiners, and Academic Departments at any stage of the process; so please do get in touch via email: research-degrees (

Submitting your thesis

As per the CG1 - Guidelines for Research Degree Candidate and Supervisors (PDF), please be aware that MPhil and PhD thesis submissions are in digital format only (no soft-bound copies required, unless this is requested by Examiners). For more information, please contact research-degrees (

Candidate Guidance

Candidate forms

Examiner Forms

Examiner Guidance