Thesis examination

Guidance on the thesis examination stage, from appointing examiners to award of the degree.

Appointing examiners

Guidance on appointing examiners for thesis examinations.

Appointment of examiners

Viva voce

Guidance on preparing for the final viva examination.

The oral examination

Examination outcomes and reports

The recommendations available for the award of a doctoral degree.

Examiner reports and outcomes

Final library copy

How to submit a final copy of your thesis to the Library.

Submitting a library copy


Appropriate circumstances where an embargo of a thesis may be necessary.

Embargoing a thesis


Guidance on uploading your eThesis to White Rose eTheses Online.

Uploading your eThesis 

Award of degrees

The process to confirm the award of your Postgraduate Research degree.

Awarding PGR degrees

After your degree is awarded

Useful information for students who have been awarded their research degree.

Post-award services

Complaints and appeals

View the complaints and appeals process for doctoral candidates.

Complaints and appeals procedure