Further information

Retaining the thesis

You are invited to retain the thesis for your personal use unless otherwise advised by the Graduate Research School.

If you would like to have a copy of the completed thesis sent to you, request this directly from us.


Examiner disclosure

The names of examiners are not withheld from students.

It is the Board of the Graduate Research School policy to release the full set of examiners' reports directly to the student at the end of the examination.

Please contact us directly with any queries

Examiners are asked to return their report within six weeks of receiving a thesis.

If it becomes evident that this will not be possible, please notify us immediately.

  • Reports and Examiners Recommendation Form including the scores for each of the six criteria should be emailed to the Graduate Research School.

Number of examiners

The University requires:

  • three external examiners for the PhD
  • two external examiners for the master's degree.

All communication with examiners during the examination process is conducted through the Graduate Research School.