Pass with minor corrections

This option may be chosen if the examiners examiners are satisfied that the thesis meets the requirements for the award of the degree, but contains deficiencies that are genuinely minor in nature, such as typographical or presentational errors.  The nature and extent of the required corrections should be such that they can reasonably be completed and submitted to the examiner within a period of three calendar months from the date the examiners notify the student of the corrections. If more substantial corrections are required before the award of the degree can be recommended, or if the examiners remain in some doubt that the thesis is likely to meet the required standard for the degree after minor corrections, then the examiners should make a different recommendation.

Where minor corrections are required it is the examiners' responsibility to provide the student with details of the required changes as soon as possible following the viva. The examiners should also advise the student of the three-month timescale for completion of the corrections.  Students who are undertaking minor corrections to their thesis will have their time limit extended by three months and can request that their UCard is extended by SSiD in line with the new time limit on their student record.

Exceptionally, the time-limit for completion of minor corrections may be extended by the faculty for a further period; however, lengthy or repeated extensions are unlikely to be approved, as three months should be adequate time to complete any minor corrections. Students who need to request an extension should complete the Time Limit Extension form available from Research Services and, if the extension is granted, will be required to pay the standard extension fee for the duration of the extension period. 

When the student has completed the required minor corrections, they should send a copy of the revised thesis directly to the examiner who is going to check the corrections (normally this is the internal examiner). It is acceptable for the candidate to email a copy of the thesis directly to the examiner for checking. This is the only circumstance where it is acceptable for candidates to send a copy of the thesis directly to the examiners. Once the thesis corrections have been approved by the examiner, students must provide a final Library copy of their thesis, either in print and/or electronic format - see section Final Library Copy