This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students and the University’s Guide to the Examination of Research Students.
Candidates shall notify of their intention to submit a thesis for examination, at least three months prior to the expected date of submission.
On completion of the minimum candidature period, a candidate shall submit an electronic copy of a thesis for examination in accordance with the University's Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students. Should an examiner request a paper copy of the thesis, this will be provided by the candidate via the Postgraduate Research support team.
All candidates must submit an updated electronic copy of the thesis after examination, if any corrections or amendments have been made.
Any candidate who is following a programme of research at the University may choose to submit a thesis or other work in either English or Welsh. A candidate who wishes to be assessed in a language (i.e. either English or Welsh) which is not the main language of tuition/assessment for the programme concerned is required to notify the Academic Regulations and Cases Board before the end of the minimum period of candidature. Arrangements will be put in place as outlined in the University’s Guide to the Examination of Research Students. Also, requests to be assessed in Welsh must be submitted via the Faculty/School before the end of the minimum period of candidature to enable translation arrangements to be undertaken.
For students pursuing research under Method ‘D’ (collaborative), it might be a requirement to submit work in a foreign language due to the nature of the collaborative degree.
In cases where it may be considered appropriate for a thesis to be submitted in a language other than English/Welsh for academic reasons or where submission of the thesis in another language is a requirement of the specific programme, such as students enrolled under Method D (as defined in paragraph 3.1), permission may be given by the Academic Regulations and Cases Board where a reasoned case has been submitted for approval. The Academic Regulations and Cases Board shall not, however, give approval to requests based upon the candidate’s lack of ability to produce work for submission in either English or Welsh.
On notification of intention to submit, the Executive Dean or nominee shall nominate members of the Examining Board which shall be constituted in accordance with paragraph 14 below and as set out in the University’s Guide to the Examination of Research Students. The candidate shall be informed of the names of the proposed members of the Examining Board. The appointment of members of the Examining Board shall be confirmed by the Postgraduate Research Committee.
Candidates who are resubmitting a thesis which has previously failed to satisfy the Examiners shall be required to submit the modified thesis in accordance with the University’s Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students. The candidate may also be required to pay an additional resubmission fee.