Examination - Faculties Support Office - University of Kent.
Fail at PhD and MPhil What are the most common outcomes? The most common of these outcomes are: Pass PhD - please visit the Final thesis submission and Award process pages for information about the next stages. Pass subject to minor corrections in 3 months; Pass subject to amendments to address errors of substance or omission in 9 months.
MPhil award on PhD submission. For candidates submitting for PhD only, the examiners may recommend the award of MPhil (with or without minor corrections) in cases where the thesis fails to achieve the standard for the award of a PhD but does satisfy the criteria for the award of the degree of MPhil.
We are proud and delighted to announce our first PhD successes. James Webber and Josh Myrans (both Cohort 1, Exeter) have successfully defended their theses, subject to minor corrections. James’ thesis is entitled “Reliable and Resilient Surface Water Management through Rapid Scenario Screening”. Josh’s thesis is entitled “Automated analysis of sewer CCTV surveys”.
Annex 9 - Minor errors in a dissertation; Annex 10 - Guidance from examiners on corrections and resubmissions; Annex 11 - Policy for research degrees by distance learning; Annex 12 - Personal and professional development policy; Annex 13 - Policy on placements; Annex 14 - Policy for maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave; Annex 15 - Medical absence policy; Annex 16.
Thesis submission to the Doctoral Academy office; Thesis examination by examiners; Viva exam; Examiner recommendations; Minor corrections or resubmission (this will begin the process again with a Notice of Resubmission appearing within eProg) Corrections approved by internal examiner and confirmed in eProg (minor corrections only) Ratification of result by the Research Degrees Panel.
PHD CORRECTIONS MAP The following chart shows the each step in the PhD approval process, from the point the Board of Graduate Studies confirms approval for the PhD subject to corrections through to the full approval of the degree. Administrative steps on behalf of the Degree Committee and Board of Graduate Studies are shown in blue, and steps taken by the student are shown in green. More.
It is appropriate for the examiners to require the student to undertake minor corrections to the amended thesis to add polish to the document prior to lodging it in the library, but not to revisit the original amendments. When considering a viva outcome of Substantial Amendment, the examination panel is urged to carefully consider whether Major Revision and Resubmission for Re-examination may.