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General Information

If you have queries about voluntary interruption of studies, additional periods of registered study, registering in thesis pending, extension requests and thesis submission, please contact the Student Services Team by phone: +44 (0) 115 7486500 or use the enquiry form.

  • The Notification of submission of thesis form (see note 1) should be completed and returned to Student Services at least three months prior to the actual submission of your softbound thesis (see note 2) to allow for the appropriate arrangements to be made for your examination. Any delay in submitting your form can lead to a delay in your examination taking place.
  • If your submission deadline falls on a non-working day then you should ensure that your thesis is submitted on a working day before this deadline.
  • Contact details – Please make sure that you keep you contact details up to date on the University Portal and regularly check your University email account as we will email you about your examination process.
  • Student Service Centre locations
  • University closure dates
 

Word counts

The accepted ‘word limits’ (not targets), inclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography, are:

Graduation key dates

You are required to submit your thesis for examination by the submission deadline notified to you during your course of studies. The dates below are for graduation guidance only. Even when they have been correctly observed, no guarantee can be given that the necessary examination procedures will have been completed in time for a candidate to graduate at the next degree congregation.

For July graduation
ActivityDate
Submission of Notification of submission of thesis form No later than 1 February
Submit softbound thesis (see note 3) No later than 1 April         

Deadline for uploading corrected thesis or final thesis to the University

etheses service (see note 4)

1 June
Deadline for final version of work to be approved in order for Graduation eligibility 15 June

 

For December graduation

ActivityDate
Submission of Notification of submission of thesis form No later than 1 July
Submit softbound thesis (see note 3) No later than 1 September

Deadline for uploading corrected thesis or final thesis to the University

etheses service (see note 4)

1 November
Deadline for final version of work to be approved in order for Graduation eligibility 15 November

 

Inter-ceremony key dates

In addition to the two degree congregations in July and December, there are two inter-ceremonies held in March and October. These allow you to graduate and receive your certificate but not attend a ceremony.

For March Inter-ceremony
ActivityDate
Submission of Notification of submission of thesis form No later than 1 October
Submit softbound thesis (see note 3) No later than 1 December 

Deadline for uploading corrected thesis or final thesis to the University

etheses service (see note 4)

1 February
Deadline for final version of work to be approved in order for Graduation eligibility 15 February

 

For October Inter-ceremony
ActivityDate
Submission of Notification of submission of thesis form No later than 1 May
Submit softbound thesis (see note 3) No later than 1 July          

Deadline for uploading corrected thesis or final thesis to the University

etheses service (see note 4)

1 September
Deadline for final version of work to be approved in order for Graduation eligibility 15 September

 

Notes

1 The form should be submitted to one of the Student Service Centres (in person or by post).

2 Two softbound copies of your thesis and one searchable PDF should be submitted to one of the Student Service Centres (in person or by post).

3 This date is for graduation eligibility only. You are required to submit your thesis for examination, at the very latest, by the submission deadline notified to you during your course of studies.

4 This date is for graduation eligibility only. You are required to submit your corrected work, at the very latest, by the deadline given to you in your examination outcome letter.

 

 

 

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